Friday, December 20, 2013

Canvas Painting

Christmas is coming and I am done shopping, although the presents are not wrapped yet!
How are your preparations going?

This was a difficult request for me, my hubby asked for a canvas to give to the decorator.  It needed to blend this one with her other paintings from her home.  My husband is the Plumber and this crew works together a lot so he was excited about this request!
A bit intimidating for me as it has been a very looooong time since I have painted and then to do it  for a decorator.  I managed to complete this one and hoping she likes it. My hubby said it is perfect??? What is a man's version of that? lol

The main thing is "It is the thought that counts"

I did the background with paper pieces and painted her with Golden acrylic paints

I used clip art to mod podge in and then blended with acrylic paint, gelatos and distressed inks.

A few stamps and doilies in the background

The whole canvas has a rough texture on it, I dry brushed and rubbed paint to created the roughness which I like.

Thank you for visiting with me, I love your comments!  I hope everyone is prepared for the Holidays! This weekend will be busy, but we are all together and I love it!
 Hugs Kelly


  1. Wow Kelly, you did a terrific job!!! She will love it!!! Beautiful artwork!!!

  2. I don't think you need to worry at all Kelly, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the birds you added and the words here and there add so much interest and the woman is so very beautiful. This is a triumph and I bet she loves it. Festive hugs, Anne x

  3. Fantastic work!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year !!! Hugs from Poland Agnieszka, chanya13

  4. Wow!! Gorgeous work, my friend! So much wonderful texture...and color! You did a fabulous job with that pretty face! Great work! :o)

  5. You never cease to amaze me. This canvas is gorgeous. Great colors and lots of extra little details to admire. Like how you have the birds in there too! Great work Kellt!
    Hugs, Cathy

  6. Wow!!!!!! This is spectacular Kelly and I think it really is what you should be doing more of -- you are an artist dear heart.
    Merry Christmas!!

  7. Wow, this is fabulous, Kelly. If I were that decorator, I would love to have it on my wall. Love the mixed media look and I can imagine the texture on it.
    Happy Holiday Hugz,

  8. OMG......Kelly, this is breathtaking!!!!! I love, love, love this and so will the recipient of this amazing canvas!!!!!! I agree with should do more of this because you are so talented. I love the face and all the birds you incorporated into this......very creative, my friend.

  9. WOO gosh, she's gonna flip! Who knows, she could consign your work for her future decorating projects and your work could hang in hundreds of homes!!!!! It's absolutely gorgeous how you captured what she does and loves onto this canvas. The sentiment really got me...that's perfect. I do believe your DH is spot on with his opinion.
    Hugs to you!

  10. FABULOUS ! how do you do for making so fabulous creations !!!! No words to say how much this is fab !!

  11. Wow, Kelly! This is fabulous! She is gonna love it and I bet your DH is very proud to give it to her!

  12. OMG. Kelly, pure vision of imagination! this is what I see in her eyes. you truly capture the artist side of this person, and I would not be surprised that your canvass makes a perfect match with her. there is something so true about it, that comes out of your painting. wow wow wow. you are amazing girl . do more of these!!!!! Hugs. xox

  13. Oh Wow!!!!! Kelly this is SO awesome!! listen to your hubby when he says it is perfect - it really is!!! I love the colours and all the little details are so wonderful. It has such a lovely cheerful vibe to it!!
    Ooh I did my pressie wrapping today… How I wish I'd wrapped them as I bought them like I normally do!!! Oh well, at least it is done now and I can have a nice rest tomorrow! :-)
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
    Hugs Sue xx

  14. WOW... She is so going to LOVE this... your DH is right it's Fabulous...the images, colours, & words are just perfect... Gorgeous work as always Kelly... Love it....Hugs May x x x

  15. This is gorgeous Kelly and I'm with your hubs..'it's perfect'! I'm sure she loved it and all the creativity thoughts should be extra meaningful for her.

  16. I can't see how she wouldn't love it - it's absolutely phenomenal - a truly amazing piece of art, Kelly. I'm spellbound!!
    Alison xx

  17. Kelly, this is spectacular!!!!! I love the colors. Beautifully done.



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