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Title: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 14, 2019, 07:15:38 PM
I am starting a new tradition.  I want to motivate myself by sending a hand-painted card on this site the first of every week.
I was inspired to do some primary colors abstracts. Since I hate to waste leftover paint, I made this little one to use as a greeting card. Used Liquitex acrylic gouache. Paper was 160lb. drawing paper by Bee.

Happy New Week   

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: nolan on April 15, 2019, 11:02:55 PM
 :gl: with your new project
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on April 17, 2019, 05:40:52 AM
Good idea Mea! Looks good!
Like I had mentioned before sending personal self made cards seems to be something special for
people receiving them. Eventhough I should mention that its sad that such cards which have taken quite some time to create them ultimately are stored in drawers, whereas paintings are hung on the wall. I feel that paintings are more cherished.
I sent about 15 similar cards as Easter greetings yesterday (with my newly acquired knowledge of die cutting, embossing etc).
Now I shall slowly switch my time to painting instead. Lots of things pending.
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 17, 2019, 06:08:36 AM
Gita,

I bet some of those cards end up being framed as I have seen many of my friends do.

You work is to be treasured.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: njnjgirl on April 17, 2019, 12:40:33 PM
I like your new project Mea. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 21, 2019, 07:13:03 AM
Happy New Week Greeting Card 4 21 19

Pretty Pink Cluster in watercolor powder


Have a great week.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Trace on April 21, 2019, 10:56:16 PM
I can see a Lovely Hawaiian Rainforest parrot :)
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 21, 2019, 11:37:10 PM
Thanks, Trace.  Where?  I want to see it, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on April 22, 2019, 09:36:27 PM
Very colourful Mea! I see pink blobs of happiness in this card!
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: nolan on April 22, 2019, 10:39:34 PM
Pink blobs of happiness - love the expression :smitten:
Looks lovely and friendly Mea :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Annie. on April 24, 2019, 02:11:21 PM
Creativity at its best!   I love how you constantly find new avenues to create and have no fears of outcomes.  My daughter pours left over acrylic paints on non-porous surface to make 'skins'.  Then cuts pieces and glues them to make abstract cards, results varies.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 24, 2019, 04:42:28 PM
Thanks so much, Annie.

If I had to depend on my art for a living, I don't think I would be so daring.

I just ordered hair chalk - looking forward to seeing what I can do with that.

Good to see you again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on April 25, 2019, 03:14:27 AM
Thank you for the compliment regarding my expression, Nolan! Neon pink is a colour which I use when the sun is shining and the moods are high!
Annie, that is a good idea! I could use acrylic skins to die cut them!
I agree Mea, creativity is more at ease if there is no financial pressure to be successful.
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2019, 04:55:05 PM
Week Three - Happy New Week postcard. It's title is "The Lesson Learned."  Have a great week.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: nolan on April 28, 2019, 09:47:57 PM
this one has a Chinese feel to it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: njnjgirl on April 28, 2019, 10:15:20 PM
Funny, I feel it is musical.
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on May 01, 2019, 04:30:44 PM
I see a nose and a mouth talking stars...
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 01, 2019, 04:44:23 PM
Thanks Nolan, Mary Lou and Gita.

Three very different interpretations.  Guess it really is abstract.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 05, 2019, 07:03:21 AM
Happy New Week postcard. It's title is "Frosted Hair Chalk." No kidding, I actually bought hair chalk and did the underpainting. Then I brushed over it with thin white India Ink to give it a frosted effect.  Lastly, I scratched in the diagonal lines.  Have a great week.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: njnjgirl on May 05, 2019, 03:46:09 PM
Looks like spring...Altho here spring has been somewhat shy.
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: nolan on May 05, 2019, 08:15:03 PM
looks great MaryAnne :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Suggestion : Try another one like this but make the lines thicker and black. I am sure that will look great as well as the black will give good contrast for the vibrant colours

Thanks, Nolan and Val.  I gave it a try.  The sample was too small to show it effectively, so I am going to try it on larger paper with big diamond shapes.  Hmm... even with my bandaged eye, I can see the possibilities.

Will let you know what happens.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Val on May 05, 2019, 08:24:46 PM
Love the colourings Mea, with marks as Nolan suggested it could be a stained glass window.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on May 07, 2019, 09:37:30 PM
Interesting technique, Mea! You said „White“ India ink? Can you tell me a bit more about your experience with white India ink, Mea?
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 07, 2019, 11:25:56 PM
Actually, Gita.  My experience with white India ink is quite limited.  Last year I got obsessed with Dr. P H Martin India inks and used them for abstracts.  I found that dropping the white india ink into the other colors led to lots of unique designs.  I even dipped the end of a paper towel into a spot and it created even more interesting designs.  Here are a couple examples.


As for the greeting card in this message, I really didn't know what I wanted to do next, so just brushed a thin layer of white ink over the hair chalk just to create the frosting.  I really wanted to cover the hair chalk with black ink as I had done with previous gouache resists, but didn't feel like making a mess.

Bottom line -- I am just playing around and don't really know what I am doing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on May 08, 2019, 04:04:27 PM
Mea, the first painting above is really filled with many effects.
Have never tried this ink before. Might try the copper plate gold for calligraphy. Checked it on you tube.
Thanks for explaining, have fun further Mea. You are an inspiration! 👏🏻👏🏻
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 08, 2019, 04:19:43 PM
Thanks, Gita.

I'm just having fun.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 19, 2019, 11:15:44 PM
Happy New Week Postcard. I think I missed sending one last week - sorry. Here's one to kick back by. Just a practice sketch I did this morning. Hope to have something more creative next week.


aloha

mea (Too lazy to flip it up - looks okay this way and even my signature is taking a rest)
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: nolan on May 20, 2019, 09:21:01 PM
it is a relaxed / relaxing drawing after all :2funny:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 21, 2019, 04:25:37 AM
Thanks, Nolan.

I am still in awe at how better I have gotten with drawing.  I try to apply the Let's Draw lessons when I draw.  I can never than you enough for having those lessons that really taught me how to draw.  I'm not afraid of doing freehand drawing now.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: dennis on May 21, 2019, 07:05:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: njnjgirl on May 21, 2019, 12:33:54 PM
Way to go Mea!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Val on May 21, 2019, 07:13:14 PM
 :yippee:     :clap: :clap: :clap:    :yippee:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: nolan on May 21, 2019, 08:24:34 PM
I'm not afraid of doing freehand drawing now.
:congrats: :cloud9:
Title: Re: Mea's Happy New Week Greeting Card
Post by: Gita on May 22, 2019, 09:13:59 PM
👍🏼👍🏼, good sketch of shoes (legs) in relaxed position Mea! It’s relaxed week card!