Sunday, March 6, 2011

Inspired By Vanessa Valencia: Mixed Media Painting On Canvas





Thanks for the "get well" wishes!  It's been great reading your kind comments and emails regarding my knee surgery recovery.  My surgery was on Friday and I honestly thought that by today (Sunday), I'd have a few ATCs completed and maybe even a few make up bags sewn.  I was w-r-o-n-g!  The surgery went well, but it took more out of man than I expected.  I did manage to get out of my pajamas today and wash my hair, but I don't think I'll make it into my studio for a few more days.  

I decided to post this photo of my very first mixed media painting (on canvas).  I painted this a few weeks ago after reading about artist Vanessa Valencia in the Autumn issue of Somerset Workshop.  I had never seen this magazine before, but picked it at our local book store.  I am in love with this publication.  Here is the cover photo showing one of Valencia's paintings:


I obviously based my painting on Valencia's ballerina, but instead of book pages for her dress, I used tissue paper.  I combined several of her techniques for my painting, "He Loves You."  I've been drawing for awhile and feel fairly comfortable in this medium, but I've only recently started painting and I'm really not that confident in my skill (or lack thereof).  I totally love how the background turned out, however.  I will definitely continue reading this magazine and trying these techniques! 

Have a great week everyone!  I'll catch up with you all soon!

Angela  

18 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! I much prefer your version over the original. It's just lovely!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous replica, Angela! Get well soon :)

Linda said...

Wow! That's great! I only wish I could paint...I can draw a little...but nothing like you! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better!

Sharon said...

I like your colors better. If you become addicted as I have to Somerset watch your piggy bank dwindle. I treasure mine and keep them all. Take care and don't rush your recovery!!!

Donnie said...

Glad you're coming along with the knee. That is a lovely rendition of the original.

Cyndi said...

Angela, your painting is absolutely fantastic! Girl, you really have a LOT of talent! And you won't believe this, but one of the things that I got for your "goodie" package I'm sending you is the Winter 2011 issue of a magazine called "SEW Somerset, The Art of Creative Sewing With Mixed-Media. " I saw it in my local quilt shop and immediately thought of you! It's not the same one you have, but it's by the same company. I hope you're gonna like it - there are some really cool things in it that just scream "Angela"!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Createology said...

Speedy and complete recovery on your knee. Your painting is fabulous. It really does look equally well as the cover of the mag. Your studio will wait for you to feel better.

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1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Hi, glad you are feeling better!

I love to see other peoples Altered Art! My blog does not feature my art, but will show off some of mine when I can share! =)

Simply Beautiful Sundays said...

Very pretty piece! I love Vanessa Valencia too!
I hope you feel better real soon. Sending hugs and kind wishes...

Bonnie said...

Hope your knee gets better soon! love your art work! Thanks for popping by my blog!

Chris said...

ooooh what a wonderful piece..totally beautiful Angela..you did a great job!!
hugs
Chris xx

Stephanie said...

I cannot sew to save my life, but your blog is adorable!

Stephanie
http://stephanieeverswrites.blogspot.com/

Cassie said...

LOVE the tissue paper!!!! What a fabulous project!! =)

Shelia said...

Hi Angie! I'm so sorry you had to have knee surgery and hope you'll have a quick recovery. It does take a lot out of you when you go under anesthesia so just rest and take care.
Oh, your art is lovely. You're just so talented.
By the way, I got those little birds either at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I'm getting old because I can't remember. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Fabric Art said...

Angela your painting is so beautyfully done, great new header you have made.
Anni

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

amo revistas somesert!
as publicações são de grande inspiração!

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