Thursday, 23 February 2012

Paying it Forward, Part Two

Here are some of my finished works from what I started on the weekend.

Hop on back to Monday's post to see what these pieces are all about :)

I'm hoping that I can send these without having to spend an arm and a leg. The larger ones are 8x10 stretched canvases.

I didn't do much to this one after the initial stages. I thought that it was quite lovely as it was.
I particularly like the mixed colours behind the brown stencil.  
I love red, aqua and brown together, and this piece is inspired by that colour combination.
I think that after studying Teesha Moore's style in January,
I have realized how much depth a border can add to a piece of art. 

I am constantly reminding myself to take a breath and slow down. This piece is an ode to that mantra.
Again, the black dry-brushed border gives the piece the depth that I was looking to achieve.

This and the next one are inspired by a stamp that a friend of mine had at a recent art club meeting. I did use the stamp on these pieces, but it did't work very well on my backgrounds. I went over where I thought the shapes would be. 

Perhaps one of my favourites, I touched this up with some white highlights
and did a light black dry-brush around the border.


  1. I love them Shannon. My discipline for lent is to pay it forward in some way everyday until Easter. I'm having fun with that.

  2. Very nice! I am sure your recipients will love them too!

  3. Shannon. Thank you so much. I am the recipient of the 4th pic down. It is amazing. So deep and with many layers. It reminds me of when i used to paint with bitchumen. I know you said you used a stamp above. Can you tell me any more about it? and what of the UFO on the reverse? Thank you so much. Judith xxxxxx

  4. Thanks, Judith! So glad you like it :)

    The stamp that I used was borrowed at an art meeting, and I honestly don't know much about stamps or how to identify them. I've tried searching for it online but I can't seem to find it. I'm so sorry, but I'm at a loss to help you locate one!!

    The UFO - the piece that I painted on is the cover of an old children's novel called The Invaders. I've used the book pages in other pieces (there were some great drawings!), and so I decided to paint the cover of the book on a whim. I left that paper on because I thought it was kitschy and interesting. :D


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