A Sunny Face – Part 1

I love how sunflowers face the sun!  They have such a sunny face…  :-)))

I was experimenting with Golden fluid acrylic paint and F&W acrylic ink for my abstract sunflower on 300 lb cold press paper:

sunflower - 1

I then added some Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels:

sunflower - 2

And softened the wax pastels with some water:

sunflower - 3

I used bubble wrap to sponge on some white paint for the “seeds.”

For Part 2 – tomorrow, I will add some definition with a black marker.  I hope you will join me!

Hope you have a sunny day!  🙂

P.S.  Please forgive me if I am behind commenting on your blog!  I am super duper busy at work at the moment training an AWESOME new employee!  I hope to catch up on the weekend.  xo

31 responses to “A Sunny Face – Part 1

  1. Your sunflower is remarkable in its originality. Quite imaginative, too. Love it. x

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  2. It´s beautiful!!! I admire your creative way to mix all kinds of media! So cool!!! 😊

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  3. The bubble wrap is perfect.
    And no need to worry about commenting…(K.)

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  4. These are awesome!

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  5. I’m not sure how you can make this any more AMAZING than it already is, but I am guess YOU WILL! You are such an amazing artist, Jilly! And I totally get the “busy at work” part. I often have trouble keeping up too! But glad you have an awesome new employee 🙂

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  6. Love it!!❤️😃 I knew bubble wrap was fun to play with and pop, but never thought it could be so effective in painting! Lovely Jill! (And congrats on the awesome new employee!!😉)

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  7. How incredibly clever to use bubble wrap to paint the dots! Thank you for this lovely bit of sunshine for my morning! ❤

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  8. Nice job, looking forward to seeing more and congratulations! I was wondering how your hiring was going. WOOT WOOT!

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  9. I love the process pictures. I’ve used bubble wrap for my art and I have to hide my small piece from my youngest daughter who can’t help popping the bubbles! Mixed media definitely give it lots of textures. Love it!

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  10. Very nice. Thank you for showing the steps. I especially like how you used the bubble wrap. The colors are sunny!

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  11. I love each step. They can all stand on their own. I very inventive use of bubble wrap. Can’t wait to see part two. Exciting times ahead. 😀

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  12. Wonderful to see your progress on this wonderful painting! I like the layering and wonderful colors. It’s like it’s moving.:-)

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