Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Metallic Sun

"Metallic Sun"
 My entry for July in Nicola's book for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Sketchbooks. Actually part of the entry. I split my month in two this time since Nicola has such a great large book. I discovered a couple things with this painting. One is that I think I adore metallic paint. Oh the shine! I must get more. I tend to like shiny gaudy things. I only had copper, purple, silver and an antique copper that worked. I used metallic markers for other colors with mixed results and I liked using the paint more than the markers. I added black Sharpie marker after the initial coloring was finished and I like the result, kinda reminds me of an Aztec look plus it gave it more detail. I might revisit this Metallic Sun in the form of a canvas when I get some yummy metallic paints. I'm also thinking some distressing in the form of antiquing might be cool.

I listened to blog talk radio (ARt and Soul radio)for the first time last night by Lesley Riley  and she was interviewing New Mexico artist Darlene Olivia McElroy. I went to her website as I listened and explored her site. Her artwork is fabulous and I was drawn in to her techniques. She has videos on her website where she graciously shares techniques. Check it out if you have a chance. She also has books that I'm thinking about looking up. The blog radio can be replayed anytime I think (at least I replayed it after it had broadcasted). Just wanted to share :)

Have a great day!
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  1. Your metallic sun is beautiful. I can see this also as qualifying for Zentangle with the markings between the rays. Sunshine Summer Smiles...

  2. Very nice sketchbook page! Love the metallic colors! :-)

  3. I love your sun- and how perfect for a Summer entry! I had to laugh when you were talking about liking shiny shiny things; my husband calls me "crow"!

  4. Beautiful Jaime.. it's absolutely gorgeous.. am a little partial to shiny things myself.. lol think it would make an awesome canvas.. will have to check out that site.. sounds like fun... starting to thunder again.. so am unplugging everything..lol
    nite nite..


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