Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A palm tree and who needs sharpies?

This is the biggest I ever worked on. Its a 16x12 canvas. I know its not that big but for some reason canvas scares me,I think because everytime I work on one I mess it up,which I did on this one too but I just kept going. I call it my mixed media palm tree because theres so much different collage,stamping and everything else underneath the painting which you can't tell but in the picture it does show through alittle which I think makes it more interesting to view.
Hope everybody had a nice 4th of july,I did! It was so relaxing just hanging out at the beach, I really shouldnt say it was relaxing because my grandsons kept me busy playing but I did find alittle time to sketch. The fireworks were beautiful but what I found even more beautiful was these things called chinese lanterns,which are like big balls with fire in them and they just drift out into the sky, people kept letting them go one after another. Very cool looking,I don't know where they got them but I did here they use them in weddings now. Anyway for all you journalers out there, I found a great deal for some black sharpies. They are on sale at target for 1.54 now because of back to school but wait before you go make sure you go to and scroll down to where it says coupons in small letters (all the way at the bottom) and click on that and you will find a $1.00 off coupon for sharpies and print it out. Now you can get them for 54scents! Hooray! I stocked up,you can print out at least two,I also had my daughter print me out a couple. Also if you go to you can print out a magic tape coupon for a 1.00 off and the tape is on sale for a 1.00 so you guessed it,the tape is free! Perfect for stocking up for Christmas. Ok its too early to think about Christmas,but you can use it in your journals too. Well its raining here so I'm going to bake some snickerdoodles! Have a great week.


Manon Doyle said...

This is wonderful, Buffy!! I am also a mixed media girl!!! I do see all the added interest in your work!!
Thanks for the Sharpie info!! I love them!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Buffy! You have evolved to be a fine-art artist! Truly! I understand what you're saying about the canvas work but it looks like you've conquered it. I can see the texture in this painting, too! I love it!

Thanks for the Sharpie info, too! Have a great upcoming weekend and keep these paintings coming! xxoo

wanda miller said...

Great work, you buff buffy you! way to keep at it, it paid off obviously!
and thanks for the target tip, we can always use a break! xo

jgr said...

Hi Buffy,
I love your canvas!! Beautiful colors and of course texture-my favorite. Thanks for your comment and to answer your question: I use black RSVP pens 2/$1 at the dollar store but any ballpoint will work fine. Oh and I appreciate the sharpie info
I'm headed to Target now.

Diane said...

Yes, I can see the texture too--it seems that it's better to make mistakes because you end up with so much more depth in the painting. I love beach scenes too--it's all good.
And thanks for the info on the sharpies too!

Rina said...

WOW this painting and went back and look at some of your others...WOW WOW...some lovely stuff!

Manon said...

Hi Buffy, Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!!!I have really missed being around.I am hoping to be back a little more than I have been just lately. I love to see what you create and how you have been evolving. I am so pleased I met you I always look forward to seeing a new post of yours.
I wished they had coupons over here in the UK, there seem to be so many great bargains over at your end!
Love ManonX