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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 1:11 AM | , ,


Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Last weekend, Scott and I drove from Phoenix to Los Angeles to watch Connor compete in his first collegiate track and field meet. Seems like yesterday when we took him there to tour the college and meet the coach! Where does the time go? sigh... Both the team and Connor did well and he also had a lot of fun :)
Today, I was playing with a variety of beautiful ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glazes in my art journal
and painted a fun little penguin:
 I referred to the sweet image shown below for inspiration: (photo credit)
I was going for a fun / whimsical look:
To create this art journal page, I applied a coat of Gesso to the page, allowed to dry, then randomly applied various ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glazes:
Once I had the page covered, I sketched and painted the penguin. The beak was quite challenging for me and as you may notice, I changed it from the first photo taken while in progress:
I pulled out some of my favorite SU stamps that are more than 10 years old and randomly stamped the background using permanent black ink as well as ColourArte Radiant Gel Emperor's Gold Metallic Dimensional Paint:
I also added lots of texture using  ColourArte Radiant Gel Emperor's Gold Metallic Dimensional Paint along with a stencil:
Here are all the ColourArte products that I used to create this page:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current colourQ color challenge. I also joined along with this week's A Visual Journey:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great Thursday!
Be Sweet ;)
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ColourArte products used:
Radiant Gel Emperor's Gold Metallic Dimensional Paint
Silks Acrylic Glazes: SLK-114 Periwinkle, SLK-127 Teal Zircon, SLK-129 Black Ice, SLK-133 Silver Bells, SLK-143 Boysenberry, SLK-116 Pink Grapefruit, SLK-126 Pomegranate, SLK-109 Honey Amber



 Comments

30 Sweet Comments So Far:

Christine L said...

Wow Mona.... you really did this little penguin proud.... and so like his photograph!! I'm, loving the beautiful shades of colour you used, and the gorgeous texture too.

Fab photo of Connor!!

Hugs
Christine x

Tracey said...

Loving that adorable penguin!!!! Gorgeous page!

Ros Crawford said...

This is so cute!! You did a great job with that penguin!

Lisa said...

I like your chubby little penguin Mona, this is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ! Connor looks just like Scott ;)

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! Fist congrats to a proud mom! I am happy that your son and his track and field team did well! And second: You are such an artist! That penguin looks great and the colors you used in the background are so fun! Have a great day :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your cute little penguin, Mona!! The purples and gold with the grey and white are beautiful!!! Love the cute little flowers!!!! So cute, Mona!!!! TFS.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mona, and yet another talent!! What a fabulous job you did with your penguin, amazing! hugs :)

Linda R said...

WOW! What a fabulous page.. Looks like it would have been fun to create.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet little penquin! love this beautiful cover and the colors of Silkes you used! and look at that super pic of Connor and Scott - Connor sure has turned into a wonderful man!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a gorgeous page, Mona! I love your sweet penguin! What a great pic of Connor & Scott... so great you could be there for his first collegiate meet! He looks so grown up, too!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful penguin!! The colors and design are so amazing!! And such a fabulous picture!! Good luck to Connor with his track season!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

The pinguin is almost real, it is adorable! And as always your work is great, you really inspire me!
Connor looks like a very healthy and fitt young man, hope he will get far in his sports!

Chris said...

Fantastic page Mona and what a gorgeous little penguin, you are so talented! Such a gorgeous picture of your Son and I agree where do the years go, it's all too quick! Chris :-)

mamablitger said...

Mona this penquin is so adorable. Love your layout. Fabulous !! And fantastic colors too.
Thanks for sharing. Hugs from Monica... Spain

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
Wow - beautiful journal cover - and such lovely colors. Your sketch of the adorable penguin is right on - as always, wonderful. P.S. That little penguin looks so soft and cute! Thanks for sharing.
Oh, and your two guys are quite handsome!!

Kara Lynne said...

I love your sweet penguin and her accessories! This is whimsical and beautiful!

Gabby said...

Wonderful bkgrd, great combo of colors and prints. Love that dimensional gold. Precious penguin. So sweeeet! Glad you could be there to watch your son compete and that he did well. :)

Patty O'Malley said...

I think your penguin is so sweet! Love the texture and background colors. Handsome guys in your family!

Davi said...

LOVE your page Mona, that penguin is just darling with the pretty background, great job :) Gosh seems like yesterday you were sharing pics of Connor in high school and look at him now all grown up!

Greta said...

Absolutely amazing creation, Mona! What a wonderful picture of Scott & Connor! Reminds me of college so long ago when we had friends on the track team & went to a lot of meets.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your penquin is darling!!!! And Connor has grown up to be such a handsome young man!

Cheryl W. said...

Great project. Love that penguin and its gorgeous eyes!

Val Thorpe said...

Ah so nice that your son did so well. :D Love the art journal page and I will be coming back here as I get more comfortable with this form of art :D

Andreja L. said...

WoW Mona, you made such a great creation! I like the penguin :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Stella said...

This belongs in an art gallery; what more can I say?

GabrielleH said...

You are an amazingly talented girl! This is SO BEAUTIFUL and creative! Love the image and love the colors! These products are incredible in your creative hands!

Vintagehandmade said...

Gorgeous! I love the texture and colors! Awesome!
Branka xxx

Carol Reisner said...

Love your sweet little penguin! Great colors and so creative!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful background, Mona, beautiful page! Your artwork is quite stunning and I love the penguin. Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ, love seeing your work as always!

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous design and your drawing skills are awesome. That gorgeous penguin sits beautifully on the coloured background you created, I love it.
I shall be in LA in May - I am sooooo looking forward to it.
Thanks for sharing your amazing art at a visual journey.
hugs Brenda xxx


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