9/2/11

inspiration ave: beach treasure

It wasn't busy at work today so all day I mulled about the idea "beach treasures".  I had a vague idea a couple days ago but couldn't visualize how it would come together.  When I got home from work and got to my art room, my muse kicked into overdrive because my hands seemed to know just what to do!

 Working on a 12x12 canvas, I started with lots of crumpled tissue paper.  Then I added acrylic paints in the yellow/gold/umber range to represent the sand and sunny days that I think of at the beach.  I started my dark rectangles a little low but actually like the addition of the circle for balance/contrast.  Added some drips (love my drips).


Then I added my treasures - seashells and a piece of teal seaglass.  I used copper jewelry wire to hold everything on.  I'm very pleased with my muse this afternoon! :)

Be sure to visit Inspiration Avenue to see even more beachy treasures.  I'm also posting this to Artists in Blogland where Marcia is starting a new "roundup" site serving as a collection point for artists of all kinds.  Check it out!

38 comments:

  1. it's great to be so inspired and know exactly what you want to do. Beautiful work!

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  2. Well, treasure is the proper word for this. It's really beautiful.

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  3. Terrie, I like how this seems flooded with light, plus pattern and nature; it's beautiful.

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  4. Yummy - I Liked it straight away

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  5. This takes my breath away. Love the texture of the tissue, love the color pallet, the drips. great work!

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  6. Very beautiful...love the sunshine on the beach...the texture is the perfect too! POP ART MINIS

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  7. Happy PPF Terrie, loving the texture, drips and the wonderful shells, truly wonderful painting. Annette x

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  8. Wow, this is really lovely.

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  9. This is truly a lovely piece, Terrie. I love what you have done and I like your piece so much better than mine. You made that canvas truly alive with texture, shells, and that perfect circle.

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  10. Oh this is GREAT!!!!!! I love how you put the shells in, wow, really cool!!!! Deb

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  11. The Muse really did kick in for this beautiful project. I love how it glows. I love drips too! such unplanned prettiness... haha I love it when a piece just flows like this as you mention... it seems to just come straight from your creative brain to your hands... bliss!

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  12. I love this piece, but I must be crazy because I can not see the teal seaglass. Am am I missing it?

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  13. Awesome creation! Love it ! Thanks and Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol (Share The Creative Journey) (^_^)

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Happy PPF!

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  15. Hooray for you and your muse! I love the warm tones of this and the addition of your beach treasures add a lot of interest :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  16. Terrie, this is beautiful - I like the color, it's like sunshine! It feels like a sunny day at the beach.

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  17. This is really beautiufl Terrie, I love the richness of colour and the drips are fab! Gorgeous work :)

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  18. Love the colours and textures of this piece :).
    Stay inspired!

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  19. oh wow I really love this one, you've captured the beach feeling so wonderfully!

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  20. This is such a beautiful piece for the theme this week. I love the design and the your desciption of your process. Very beautiful.

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  21. Your muse was on fire! This is beautifully composed with just the right amount of 'action', for want of a better word!

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  22. Love the mixed media and the sunny day feeling it gave to you work, a beautiful backdrop for your shells.

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  23. I love this one so much I had to comment again in honor of PPF. :)

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  24. I love the texture and color of this. Thanks for describing what you did, for us newbies to painting!!

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  25. Wonderfully creative with great color and texture ~ Me again ~thanks for sharing ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor) linked with Creative Everyday ~

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  26. Beautiful! I like the shells :)

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  27. Very pretty! I love your choice of sunny colours.

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  28. very nice. i like all the crinkle tissue. i great idea for beach treasures.

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  29. I just love this! All the texture and the lovely colours and what could be better than being reminded of the beach.

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  30. Very cool! Thanks for posting to artists in blogland!

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  31. Wow- your Muse is really on!!! Gorgeous

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  32. Popping by from Show and Tell Saturday for another peek....LOVE this warm and delicious share! POP ART MINIS

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  33. love the colors and texture!!!!

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  34. This is wonderful! I love using tissue paper for texture as well. :)

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  35. Love it, tissue paper is such fun to work with.

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