Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mixed Media Girls

This was a very unplanned mixed media piece today. I haven't done one of these in a long time since I have been mostly working in my journal. I started off with other plans for this 8 x 10 board. I had plans to print on some tissue paper and put it on this board but that was a bust (even after I spent a long time researching it on youtube) so I scrapped off the gunk left by the tissue paper and started this one. I couldn't let this poor little board end in a failure. I was going to put a quote but I couldn't find the one that I liked.  I think that they are sisters, maybe even twins. I have always secretly wished I had a twin.  I enjoyed painting them and bringing them to life.

23 comments:

Celeste said...

This is gorgeous.

lillalotta said...

Beautiful work. You are such an inspiration. I wish I had time to paint. Makes me go all funny when I see your work!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Martha, I think these are the sweetest faces you've painted yet! I always love looking at your blog. (And speaking from personal experience, I have to say that having an identical twin sister is wonderful.)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Martha, they're very beautiful! So loving and peaceful!
Thank you for sharing your art, its brightened a sunny day even brigther!
Lovexx
Julie

AngC said...

Love it!

Sunny Carvalho said...

They are so beautiful. I especially like the white against the background of their shirts. Some "failures" (the tissue paper!) were meant to be!

Isabel said...

Love this!!!Awesome work:O)

Becca said...

This is beautiful Martha! I love this mixed-media piece!

Nancy said...

ahh... the twins are beautiful. And so much to look at in that rich background. Wonderful!

fran p. said...

A simply wonderful piece of art, Martha.........

Sonja said...

Great combination of rich background and soft faces. Love how it turned out :)

jgr said...

Beautiful!! and I must take this opportunity to brag on my twin nieces, age 9. They are a joy!

Createology said...

Your mixed media girls are delightful. Your art always looks so perfect and it amazes me you just did it without a real plan. Love your work...

Miss Marple said...

Isn't it just great to see where a piece starts a life of its own and you can only follow and do what it tells you? Absolutely great piece!

Cynthia Julian said...

I am drawn to this piece. The background is exquisite and I like the faint writing and the girls themselves. Your 'mess up' story is encouraging as well.

Bren said...

Fantastic piece Martha. Love the background it just sets off the twins so well. Beautiful job.

lori vliegen said...

your little girls are always so precious......even without the tissue paper!! xox, :))

ArtfulLee Designed said...

This is a really beautiful piece Martha. I would love to see stages of how you do this, there is so much to see in it.
Lee:)

Theresa said...

Beautimous Martha!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Martha;
This turned out fabulously! I love the concept of 'sisters' as I have two older ones (I have brown hair, my middle sis has red hair and my oldest sis has blond - thanks for making me think of them!)
Hugs and blessings
KElly

Lesley said...

gorgous Artwork Martha. I particularly like the sumptuous and varied background and the two little butterflies.

Janna Werner said...

gorgeous!
Janna

Jamie Isaak said...

Oh my, this made me tear up. It immediately reminded me of my sister, her with lighter brown hair, me with dark in front. Then you said maybe they are sisters. I miss mine, she is young and not speaking to any family. Oh now the tears are streaming, but thank you Martha for sharing your beautiful art, so so lovely. :)

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