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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018 02:22:48 PM »

I adore those bright colors!
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018 06:26:16 PM »

Very cute
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018 05:36:01 AM »

Very cool that after lots of experiments, you came up with such a happy, bright piece. I love it!
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018 05:40:57 AM »

Thank you all...your encouragement makes me want to continue to explore all sorts of techniques and fun ways to make simple art...you all inspire me!
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018 01:15:28 PM »

Very cheery colors that are made even cheerier by all the little dots!
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018 01:23:44 AM »

I made this for geekgirl1000100 in the 6x6 Art Swap...
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/53609_14May18_001.JPG

I thank her for allowing me to experiment! She is an awesome artist and a friend and pretty much lets her partners have artistic license...

My younger sister had given me a lot of tools for dot painting because she thought she would like it but didn't...I wasn't sure I was going to like it any better...too time consuming, I thought.

I started to do a layered piece but everything looked so muddied and like a bad palette board of greys and ugly browns, so I ditched that one...

Then, I decided I was going to try a pour...again, it was probably not the best paint so the colors ran together into a monochromatic look, that I was not happy with...strike two! lol

My third attempt was with encaustic...I love encaustic...I use a mini quilt iron to do my encaustic work, but my bees wax was old and the entire piece came out yellow/brown...I wanted bright and happy!  UGH!

The deadline was looming, so I was in the do or die mode of crafting!

I started by painting flat black over a freshly gessoed canvas. I didn't like the flat look so I stenciled on lightly some gloss black.  Still not enough texture for my taste, so I stenciled again with a bit of white mixed with the black, ie. grey...

I used a thin white paint pen to draw the flowers but they looked so wimpy...I decided to try a few dots, then next thing you know, I was dotting everything... thanks to my little sis, I am now addicted...she will be getting a piece I made for her as well.

Some close ups to show the texture:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/53609_14May18_010.JPG
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/53609_14May18_006.JPG



WOW, very very creative and charismatic!Painting is one of my passions too. I really like Stary Night(i painted this one for an assignment in collage. I have it hanging up in my living room, lol).  Also I like the work of David Hockney.
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2018 05:51:02 AM »

Beautiful!
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