taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Art In Motion: Follow the whispers

With Art in Motion, I share the visual journey through the life of one of my paintings — from the blank canvas, to the first splash of inspiration, all the way to the finished piece. Enjoy to the fullest!

Click here to see all the posts in this ongoing project series.



Start with a bit of paper....


Add in some more papers, being sure to use gel medium both under and over the papers (link below to the gel med I love)


Quick painting of the face using oil paint sticks and a quick sketch of her form....


She's coming together now with more details and first layer of hair color....


Large wings collaged in, and more face and hair details....


Add in some more collage elements, stamping, and paint to the background.....and she's done!

I loved creating this one. Of all the questions I ask myself on a routine basis, it is "What is calling me?" - it's the question that propels right back to my center, right back to my intuition, and is the guiding force in my life. Love. 




I get so many questions about which art supplies I use and love. You can check out my favorite supplies for making art  (with descriptions) over here or if it's easier, I've put some easy links below for you :)




14 comments:

Laly Blue said...

Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing this!
It's funny because last month I posted a step-by-step of a painting inspired by our Flying Lessons group (http://www.lalyblue.com/2012/11/compassion.html) and it has a similar vintage pink french postage stamp!
I can't wait to see more of your work in this series!
Laly

Siggadisart said...

Hi Kelly, love to see how you work. Thank you for sharing :-)

mbi said...

Hello from Japan!
I am wondering how you do the lettering on your painting... Some of it looks like it could be stamps, other hand-written using paint? Do you put anything over top of the lettering to protect it? I love your work

Kirstie Chadsey said...

OMG! Thanks so much for letting us peek at your process, so cool. Happy Holidays!

Michelle Sylvia said...

Love Love Love watching Paintings in Progress!! Your work is gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

xo

Lisa Graham Art said...

Kelly, you are an art giving and sharing angel. xo from Wichita. :)

Jenny said...

Beautiful Kelly... she is darling... thank you for sharing the process...

Jenny ♥

Between life's doings said...

This is so amazing. Ive loved watching all your art work in progress. Thanks so much for this one too <3

Bev said...

Hi Kelly love your work and blog have it on my google reader , i had to pop in and comment when i saw u had used the Shiva paintstiks , i was just given some , so do u have any tutorials on how u use them or links

thanks so much

bev

Carmen said...

Thanks for sharing your process with us. She looks great.

Carin said...

She's beautiful Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing your process :)

CanvasPics {Interior HeART still life} said...

Thank you - you are an open book, much appreciated. :) Enjoy. Create. Tara

Guadalupe said...

Amazing process! thanks for sharing♥
Hugs from Argentina :-)

Regina Melo-Jocknevich said...

Thank you!

I can't get enough of your work. I like it a lot.





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