Sunday, March 27, 2011

Working on Art and Soul Trades

Didn't have very much time for art this week, but I did have some time today to work on trades to take with me for Art and Soul.  I'm trying to make items to trade that are small and packable, since folks travel a long distance to come to the retreat.  I've made some ATCs, but I worked today on some tradeable canvases (small ones).  I enjoy a very whimsical art style, and I hope that will be enjoyable to the people at Art and soul ('cuz I'm not too good at creating anything else...).

So I had a page on heavy watercolor paper where I had been practicing drawing whimsical faces.  I finished the faces using watersoluble crayons, and I decided to use them in combination with some bodies I had cut out of magazines or books.  I combined them collage-fashion on some 5x7 and 8x10 canvases along with some mixed media background techniques.  Here's what I finished today:

Here is "Style"  on 5x7 canvas board:

The next one is "L is for Love" on 5x7 canvas board:

Next is "High Maintenance" on 5x7 canvas board:

The next one is "Diva", and she's on an 8x10 canvas (this is a very poor picture, I think she looks lots better in person):

And the last one I finished was done in conjunction with some paperdoll clothes from a book my friend Heather got for me.  It is on an 8x10 canvas also.  I called her "Magic", and I really like this one.  I may decide to keep this one.....

All in all, we've had quite a lazy weekend, which we really needed.  I think I'll go read some art blogs now, and see what you have all been up to in your art adventures.  :)



Painting Tips and Tricks said...

This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content and images as well! Thanks for sharing this! Great art works!...Daniel

heather noye said...

These look great!!!

Joy said...

Thank you Daniel and Heather! :)


Flor Larios Art said...

Great work! I especially like the background on the first one it shows some depth and I like that!

sarah playle said...

Hi. I'm just dropping a quick note to all of Birdflyingnorth blog followers that I am now at: I wanted to go in a new more arts centered creative direction so please come and follow on this continueing art adventure:)

sarah playle said...

I know this was posted a while ago but this is the first time I saw it. The art is so beautifful an unique! Each piece is so original! My art has also been going towards a more whimsical feel, though the mixed media portion is more in the custom frames as I stil like working with pen. I really want to try some mixe media work though on canvas.