Monday, August 23, 2010

A little this, a little that

Here's some art I created with a little this and a little that.

A little gesso, a little red paint created the background. A little pink handmade paper toned down, and contrasted with, the background. A few leaves and dead stalks from the yard completed the piece. I'm calling it Hot for Nature.

Although today's blog has nothing to do with nature, Christine Atkins works with grass as part of her fiber sculptures and installations. She also has some incredible mixed media assemblages made with found objects. Check out her portfolio and see what I mean.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Diane said...

I love the organic feel of this--great job!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love this- so simple but just gorgeous! I could totally see myself hanging it on my wall:)

Healing Woman said...

The two shades of pink together are just yummy looking. Cheerful way to start the day!

Halle said...

Of course, you know I like it! It's pink! No matter about the pink actually...love the texture and composition. Wonderful piece!!

Sean said...

great work... like the simplicity and the color combination of the natural materials.

La Dolce Vita said...

love the leaves and will check out the link!

Terri Kahrs said...

Very organic and 'pretty', Elizabeth! Happy Monday! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dianne said...

one of my favorite colors...great combination with the handmade paper & nature objects! have a wonderful week!

Tammy Freiborg said...

Natural simplicity in lovely pinks!

Lori Saul said...

A lovely textural collage Elizabeth- wonderful hues of pink and use of organic elements!

Donna: said...

E.... LOVE the color and compostition of this piece. And the texture.... yummmmmm-O

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love what you've created E!
SO very pleasing in every way !
oxo

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, I love it, love the colours too ;-)
BTW have sorted the Flickr pics out now and put them in my sidebar :-)
Anne xx

Dianne said...

Great piece! Love the colors and how they "contrast" with the natural elements...

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth:

It's GINA again. Apparently I forgot my password to my blog again..

Great piece today. I love those colors together.

Hey I converted those files for you but my e-mail to you was returned as undeliverable. So, I uploaded them in your folder in the files section on the ABC group. I felt strange announcing that to the group so I hoped you'd read this note here and then get your documents there. I would try to send them again but I'm on vacation for the next three days and I wouldn't have access to them at my folks' house.

Gina

(It was my pleasure to do the favor for you.... easy peasy!)

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Very Cheerful and bright.

http://mixedmediummusings.blogspot.com/

Marilyn Rock said...

Well; the little this and that added up to lots! Beautiful. Great color contrast and very textural! Love it! xxoo

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful piece my friend and I adore the twigs from the garden its a perfect finishing touch
hugs June xxxx

Gaby Bee said...

Great piece, very textural! Love your creativity!
Off to check out the link.
Enjoy your day and make more such fab art!
Gaby

bad penny said...

This is beautiful - love it

Steph said...

This is pretty....love the colors and tectures!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love pink and red together...this is really pretty and I like the texture of it.