If you’ve been reading me for some time, you know how obsessed I’ve been with Lindy Stamp Gang‘s products for a few years now. Most of their products are two-tone shimmered (meaning the base is one color, the shimmer is another one). In this painting, I used their Starburst Sprays, shots and a Magical Mica (it is a two-tone mica powder, that you can use with a waterbrush, or any medium).
I am the newest addition to their Design Team and could not dream of a happiest news this week 🙂
Comfort zone. I love getting out of mine. Yes, despite the unexpeted it tends to bring because well, it causes discomfort (logical my dear Watson !). My challenge was to use mostly blue, white and red. I use all the three colors, but rarely together though (even if I love teal and red together).
I am falling in love with using watercolor paper as my surface (and it is easier to ship to you if you buy the painting, yaaay). I wanted to see how well (or not) it supported heavy gel, so I tried using super heavy gesso with a stencil.
You can find what I used in the list at the end of the post.
I started my first layer with ripped pages from The Da Vinci Code book (we have it, and I bought this edition from our public library for almost nothing). I wanted the text to still show through the next layers here and there. The title of the painting was found within the sentences of the book pages, these three words just made sense to me and I knew I wanted to keep them.
The products from Lindy Stamp Gang are so insanely colorful and shimmery, it kind of counter the sadness in this Nixie’s eyes…
The Spirit of the Rabbit has been showing up to me for a month or so, it was at its Zenith while in Port Townsend where I could not help be see Him emerge in my paintings.
The Rabbit does not only symbolizes fertility, but also embodies gentleness.
This Nixie is anxious by nature, but when she puts her Rabbit suit on, everything falls into places.
I am trying to find my way in my «old» shading process for my faces, and all the goodness I learned during Sugar & Spice from Danielle, Mindy and Juliette. AND I am taking this fantastic online class by Micki Wilde, called Paint Happy, and she teaches plenty of techniques to shade the faces.
I love experimenting, so I am drawing lots of faces in my Art Journal, and play with different processes to find what makes my heart sing (and my mind content with the look). I’m getting there !
Texture, texture… texture. The tools created by Catalyst are the bomb, I use their Blades to apply my media and create shapes, the Wedges are wider, and I’ve just discovered their new Contour tool that is a lot smaller, so are the edges. It makes it easy yet fun for me when I create. Using wet paint to then add designs in it, this is my happy place…
If you have suggestions for this new Animal Spirits serie, please feel free to share them with me 🙂
I hope you enjoy watching me paint:
Here are the supplies I used for this painting: