Sunday, August 26, 2012

Owl Painting and Gourd Art ~

Hello everyone,
I want to share a new painting I just finished a week ago (and sold already!) and also a piece of gourd art I'm working on. It's almost done - I just have to finish the butterflies and spray with a protective coating. I hope everyone is enjoying these last days of summer. August flew by for me! I can't believe it's almost September - but I am looking forward to fall...mild days and crisp, cool nights, pumpkins, the changing of the leaves, sweaters, mums and that indescribable feeling in the air!

I thought it would be fun to share the gourd painting process with you, start to finish. Here's what I started with...a plain hardshell gourd. First it was scrubbed clean, then I cut off the top and cleaned and finished the inside.
Next, a base coat of ivory paint and black rim, butterflies sketched in... 
A second rim of orange added...
Begin painting the butterflies...
Finished...there are four butterflies around the gourd. This will eventually be going in my Etsy shop.
Have a wonderful week, everyone. I've not been able to post as often lately as I've been so busy with work and art projects. I appreciate each and every one of my followers, though! Thanks so much to those who visit and those who leave comments.  
Until next time,
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Anonymous said...

Hi! Will you use it for a vase now? It turned out very nice.

I have another blog Topiary Rose.
I have two blogs now.

Have a great week.



Christine said...

Lovely shares today Cindy!

Terrie said...

Cindy, nice share. Also looking forward to the crispy fall, pumpkins, red to yellow leaves.
Have a good day.

Michele said...

i love your darling owl -- those eyes are wonderful! i also love your gourd painting and appreicate seeing your process. although autumn is absolutely my favorite season i confess i am not yet ready to let go of summer. wishing you happiness, summer into fall! xo

must love junk said...

I just found you and am your newest follower! (I'm from Canton, Ohio! Where are you?) I love your kitties, too-your Sam looks a lot like our Bobbi! Hope you visit and say hi :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Cindy! I'm glad to see you've been painting and doing art work.
I am looking forward to fall to and all the things you listed!
Have a great week!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

A visitor from Seasonal Sunday, and I love that sweet owl. I have always been fascinated with painted gourds. Great job!

Magic Love Crow said...

Cindy, love the owl painting! Love the eyes! And, your gourd is coming along so well! Can't wait to see it done ;o) Hugs ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, yeh on the sale!!!

myric andreasen said...

Thats a really cute painting of owl and its awesome you sold it! I think im done with summer too. Cant wait till ut gets cooler.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your creations are GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on the sale of your painting!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post - I'm getting ready to mimic a black cat gourd I'd seen over on Pinterest. Gourds are such a fun medium to work with.

Barb said...

Hi Cindy,
Love your owl painting.I have a soft spot for owls and have been collecting them for years.
Your painted gourd is very pretty.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia.


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