Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Red

Another great idea for a challenge - red is such a powerful colour. You can enter and check out all the entries at   The Three Muses





This is one of my earlier works in acrylic. The cross is textured and is wool yarn stuck on with glue. The texture is made with a thick mixture of house paint, powder filler or spackle (USA?). Then I used several shades of red and a vivid pink, plus a little bit of black and gold. The little figures were cut as a stencil. Canvas is 20 x 16 x 3/4 inches.

This goes up at Easter just to remind me its not all about bunnies and chicks.

Looking forward to seeing every one else's entries.

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creation. Love the textures and how you made the cross, also the various red colors.

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  2. Love your red contribution for the challenge. A wonderful Easter theme. Where are you in UK? I am in North Norfolk.
    I've browsed your web, love your art and mindsaet! xx

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    1. Hi Yay, great another follower!!! Will message you x J

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  3. This is yummy, MadBird! Delicious background, texture, stencils.xx

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  4. Well, Miss Mad Bird, this is vibrant, dramatic and delicious. Bravo.

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  5. Perfect for Easter - there's passion and power in this piece.

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  6. I do like this art work with the different techniques.

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  7. Great work. Love the texture in the background and the shades of red you ahve used. Wonderful.

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  8. I love the textures in this piece. Beautiful work!

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  9. Such great texture and warmth! Love it.

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  10. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. I shall be on a high all day! Its just what I needed as its freezing cold and raining again here in the UK. In fact so dull I still have the lights on and its 9am. x Joan

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  11. This red painting is really awesome and powerful dear Joan! I love it very much! Bravo! :)

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  12. Fantastic red abstract. I love the people!

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Your comments are all read and appreciated. Hope you will forgive me if I miss commenting on your comment, I will be busy doing art :-) x Joan