Monday, May 26, 2014

"Peace"...mixed media on canvas

Hi - another Finnibair inspired mixed media on canvas.  This one measures 18 x 18 inches.  Ive titled it Peace, as this is what I feel when I look at the photo.... Hope you like it too :)


I have been a fan of Finnibair's work for some time, and she has inspired me to make this large piece.  I love the eclectic feel to this one and all the little details.  Ive used everything from screws, bottle tops, beads, rope and more!  I was able to create texture on the background using layers of tissue paper as well as impasto paste.  I think I will be definitely making some other pieces like this but in other colours.  Stay tuned!!  Feel free to contact me if you would like a commission piece made for you :)

30 x 24 inch
Mixed media on canvas.

Above you can see some of the detail on the canvas :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bright Blooms....mixed media on canvas.

Good evening everyone.
This was a larger piece (76 x 76cm) mixed media on canvas, that I finished painting today and SOLD all in the one day!!  Gotta love that!  I think that these colours (Rich reds, oranges) are quite popular at the moment (my house has these colours).  I will find out Friday when the client picks it up I guess, where it is going to hang!  Hope you liked it :)
Julie :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Workshop Success!!

What fun we had at the last Creative Mixed Media Backgrounds workshop!!
The lovely ladies had a blast exploring and trying out new stuff and were amazed at what they were able to create!!  So if you would like to have a go at this as well, please email me on
I provide all the materials, journals etc and I will show you some different but simple techniques to create mixed media backgrounds that you could also use on canvas as well.  We use an A4 journal book and its a lot of fun!

The girls used some gorgeous colours using acrylic paints, ink sprays etc

 We had loads of fun with stencils and gesso as well.

 Aren't they just gorgeous colours!!
Hmmmm.....yes, just some of the mess to clean up afterwards!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Roaring red sunset flower meadow!!

Good morning all.  Well I finally have finished this vibrant red number!!  It measure 91.5cm x 46cm (36 x 18 inches) mixed media on canvas.   It would look stunning in my house actually, but no, Im not keeping this one, due to the fact I am running out of walls!!  Anyway, it has colours of reds, burgandy, chocolate browns, cream, various golds, oranges, bronze and olive greens.  I love the metallic paints I have used, as it gives them a nice touch as does the glitter glue.  It must truly be seen in person to really see its vibrancy and glimmer :)

On the side profile, you can see the lovely gloss and glitter of the metallic paints and glitter.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New! Vibrant Flower Meadow painting...

Good evening everyone...
Here is another large painting from my Flower Meadow series...titled "Sunburst".  76cm x 76cm x 3cm.  I have used acrylic paints and glitter glue.  Ive used Liquitex artist quality paints in aqua, yellow, vibrants shades of pinks and magenta and greens.  Priced at $450.  

"Sunburst" - 76 x 76 x 3cm.