Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Abstract Light and Dark

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have something different to share today and again it's not a card and it's not for Christmas.     I took an Acrylic painting workshop with Karen Ellis in the summer and finally showing the result - an abstract painting :)   We were free to paint what we wanted and not following a design but learning techniques.  However I was inspired by a painting of Karen's that hangs in her studio.   I continued to paint on this piece after I got home, as I could not finish it in the afternoon.

I'm joining in at Art Journal Journey's Light and Dark challenge.    I hope this is OK as it's not my Art Journal, but it matches the theme.  I see the light shining on the 'trees' with dark in the background.


This is a large canvas, I used Acrylic paints, molding paste and stencils.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Shirley

42 comments:

RosC said...

This really terrific Shirley. I've looked at it a lot, and I'm very impressed with all the layers you've chosen. I wonder how you decide, or whether you just follow your next thought quite a lot. Feel I'd like to try these techniques too, although the lovely outcomes are hard to imagine coming from my own desk.

Lovely work,
Ros.

Nan G said...

Wow! This is amazing. Way to go and try something new.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I have a premonition that one day we will all look back on this canvas unveiling and remember it as the day your new career as a famous painter first took off!! I want to be here to say, "I told you so!!" Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

This is amazing Shirley your so so talented lots of huggles Sue xxx

Jeannette said...

This its amaizing shirley,so great effects in your abstract canvas georgus,love it to much.

have a great day :-)

Greetings Jeannette

froebelsternchen Susi said...

instantly I felt in love with this piece Shirley.... wow wow wow wow wow...

love all about it... amazing..
a highlight for our Light and Dark theme at AJJ --
Thank you very much!
That's of course o.k.- you can feel free wether to use a journal or a canvas - I also make many boards for the themes if I use much texture ...feel free on your journey to art-lol!
no matter ..

xxx Susi

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull Page!!!

Greetings`
MAria

Valerie-Jael said...

It's a beautiful canvas, love the points of light which you have used so effectively. Valerie

Lindeke said...

Oh, this is amazing!! I really like this one a lot!! Love how you used so much color! All those details!!So beautiful! Have a nice day. Gr,Linda

Patricia said...

WOW love this Shirley!!!!
Greetz Patricia

chrissies said...

This is stunning Shirley a real piece of art to grace any wall

Love Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is really different Shirley, but I love it. The darkness of the background really pushes the "trees" to the front. It looks like you had a fun day on the workshop.

Sue x

Pat said...

This is a great piece of work Shirley. You can see the light on the trees so well, and there are so many layers in the background, and some extra work in the trees as well I think. Believe it or not since you changed to a snowy background I can now view you again on my tablet. x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and I have looked at it for a while and all the colours are just stunning.xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

THis is one of your most gorgeous projects you show overhere Shirley...at least that's my opinion.
It touches me...Kind regards, Alie :-)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

One word: FANTASTIC. So beautiful Shirley, love it.
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Crafting Queen said...

Wow this is wonderful!!!

CS-CreativArt said...

Wonderful work, love the colors!

Elaine said...

Great work, good to work out of your comfort zone. This is lovely, I hope it has pride of place. Elaine x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooo, that's beautiful, so atmospheric Shirley! Hugs xx

kaybee said...

Another fabulous work!

sheila 77 said...

This is a terrific art piece. I enlarged it and was amazed at all the layers and little details and patterns. You are right, it is something different, and something quite wonderful.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing colorful painted canvas Love the texture and patterns and all other details.
Wish you a wonderful weekend,
big hugs Anja

Janny said...

It's beautiful. Love you canvas en tour beautiful card in the MessagePad before. Janny

Lorraine said...

love this

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is striking and such amazing use of colour.
Wishes
Lynne

Saakje said...

How nice is this Shirley. I love the painting and how you used the acrylics. You can hang it on a very highlightning place. Just beautiful. "Lieve groetjes" Saakje

linda said...

wow, shirley, this is a beautiful creation!! how awesome is it that you took the workshop; i almost signed up for a watercolour workshop at the studio - maybe someday.
linda

Donna Ellis said...

Don't laugh at me - but I so love this, Shirley - it looks like trees in a forest, but that the trees are aflame with Life, shedding light to all those in the forest. A deep warmth deep in their interiors - so beautiful! hugs, de

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous artwork! Wonderful colors!

Florence said...

Fabulous work Shirley. Lots off lovely colour and interesting layers. I can't stop looking at it trying to decide what order you have painted everything. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Florence x

MaryH said...

I'm with Darnell on the famous painter comment. How lovely for you to be able to take this class. Wish I were close enough to take YOUR classes! This is such a gorgeous inspiration piece and you have a real stunner with it. TFS & Merry Christmas. Stay warm.

Bianca said...

What a great canvas I love it.

greetings Bianca

Bianca said...

Beautiful Canvas!!!

craftytrog said...

So beautiful, I love your art Shirley!
Alison x

Karin said...

wow this is fabulous, love it!!
Groetjes Karin x

Plume said...

WOW! This is beautiful! I love your colour choice and the texture of your creation.

Shirley Chillman said...

Wish I could have been at the class Shirley this is such an amazing piece. Stunning piece of art.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Danielle said...

Wonderful trees!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

beautiful piece of art for unique theme, Shirley! you have done wonderful job with acrylics, would really like to see your next in this :)

Tracy said...

I love this, with its balance of light and dark!

Alex Leitner said...

Wow Shirley, your trees are stunning! I love this canvas! The colours are so vibrant.