Sunday 16 June 2019

Midnight in the Garden

Long, long time.  Life has been really busy and I have been focusing on painting here are my latest two.
One of the old trucks at the end of our grass runway.

This is a portrait of my father in law Jake.

This month at Frilly and Funkie the monthly challenge is Embellishments, Trinkets and Trim.

This mixed media collage layout was created with tinted texture paste, alchemy paint and modeling paste, Aga Baraniak embellishment sheet, Treasure Memories (Edmonton) post page, Boozybear Stencil, clay embellishments using Finnabair molds and various embellishments.

I started with half a sheet of pattern paper on the bottom half then used Finnabair art basics dabbing brush (these are fantastic) and two shades of texture paste- midnight blue and mauve purple.  Paint like it is night time sky.

Mix light modeling paste and grape preserves art alchemy paint and apply through stencil created by me.

Finally lots of fuzzy cutting, I love the mushrooms on Aga Baraniak element page.  Ink edges of all paper elements with vintage photo and ground espresso distress ink.

The moon molds were painted with alchemy unicorn paint, and antiqued with raw umber acrylic paint.  I also used lots of pop dots to get depth.

Added beads into a vial and glued stopper in.

Added trinkets in and around layout clusters.


  1. OK...your paintings are fabulous...they almost look like photographs, which is amazing. But then this collage piece...oh, my goodness! So so so amazing! It's like a scene from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and just filled with magic and mystery. I adore your work!Thanks so much for sharing with us in the "Embellishments, Trinkets, and Trims" Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

  2. Holy Smokes! Your paintings are incredible! You have a distinct style that I love. Portraits are one of the hardest things to do, especially when you know someone, but you have mastered this skill, and you are so very talented.

    Not only do you excel with painting, but your collage is fabulous with color, texture and movement. Like Kathy says, I get a sense of mystery with this gorgeous piece. Your mixture of embellishments works so well together and lead your eye across the page. Truly a wonderful work of art! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie in our "Embellishments, Trinkets, and Trims" challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily

  3. I love your mixed media layout and your paintings are fabulous!!

  4. Absolutely breathtaking layout!!! I love the way you've combined the paper, paint and stencilling and then gone to town with those embellishments and images to create something so full of interest and mystery. It's one of those you could look at many times and always see something new. And your paintings are amazing!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  5. Congratulations on being the winner at Frilly and Funkie for our Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims challenge! We all loved your gorgeous layout! Hugs! Sara Emily