Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Sun-kissed

It has been warm here again but the "Delta Breeze" has come in the afternoon to keep it livable. Those wonderful breezes make me daydream of a picture I cut out of a magazine. Then the theme at Inspiration Avenue is Sun-Kissed so I decided to create that picture. I started with water color pencils. I drew and used a wet paint brush to get the color. Then the hammock is made from a mesh bag and gesso. The palm tree is scrap paper (always a few scraps need to be included.. haha) The sun is stamped on tissue paper with some yellow watercolor behind it. The final touch was adding the small shell pieces.

11 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Visiting from IA. Very nice work--makes me wish I was swinging in that hammock!

Terrie said...

Thanks for visiting my site - Your vision of sun kissed is spot on! Who wouldn't want to be on that fun beach?!

New End Studio said...

The expression on the sun's face is so cute and the red lips add to its delight, this is a fun painting. I need those waves right now!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is terrific! It makes me feel like the water is moving and the palm trees are swaying in the warm breeze!

Hettienne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - you have a lovely interesting blog and I really enjoyed your entry!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Amanda. This is one super mixed media piece. It is gorgeous beyond words. Love the hammock from a mesh bag. That sounds like something I would use. And of course, the shells add the perfect touch.

Chartan said...

I can just imagine swinging in that hammock, underneath those palm trees, haha. Sweet. That sun doesn't look like he'd burn anyone :D

Chartan said...

I can just imagine swinging in that hammock, underneath those palm trees, haha. Sweet. That sun doesn't look like he'd burn anyone :D

Carola Bartz said...

True mixed media! I want to hang out in that hammock and listen to the peaceful sound of the ocean. Beautiful work.

see you there! said...

This is great Amanda. I particularly like the hammock. I'll bet it is even better in person where the texture is more evident.

Darla

Kat W said...

Love the effect of all those layers & different materials. Oooh it makes me want to go on holiday!

Great for the IA sun kissed theme.

Kat :-)