White Canvas Syndrome... 28

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 5:32 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Lately, I've had white canvas syndrome! I have the desire to create but when staring at that big blank white canvas gives me anxiety. I love abstract art but trying to create it, is quite the challenge for me. I'm working on finding a style that I not only love but one that I am able to put to good use to create a few canvas's that I will actually be satisfied with to hang up in my home outside my studio :) LOL 
I was inspired by two of my favorite mixed media artists, Donna Downey as well as Flora Bowley to create this painting. I'm trying to practice painting on actual canvas (this one measuring 16"w x 20" h) although the same techniques could be very easily used to create an art journal page. 
I combined doodling with stencils and a variety of inexpensive paints ;)

Here's what my canvas looked like at the very beginning once I got brave enough to apply some paint:
Here's another photo of my canvas taken along the way after MANY, MANY layers of paint:
I will keep this canvas tucked away in my craft closet so I can look back on my progress that will hopefully improve. I keep telling myself, it can only get better! I'm joining along with the current The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - I was inspired by all the circular shapes in the photo.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Samra Leshinski said...

What a true work of art Mona!!! Love the colors, design, EVERYTHING about this gorgeous piece!
Hugs :)
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Lisa said...

I think you're doing great Mona, this is pretty! Wonderful colors and I like the doodles!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Same pinch..I have recently made a journal ..I want to paint but.....
I wish too start soon ! Gr8 work on background and I loved the leaf n doodling :)

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & images, Mona! You are an artist--no doubt!

Helen Watanabi said...

Great job, Mona! Love your beautiful process! Definitely an artist!

Debbi said...

Beautiful canvas, Mona! Love what you did with these colors! Never would have thought it was possible! Amazing!

Penny said...

Lovely! Love the colors and the pretty doodles! Really gorgeous work!

Sue Marrazzo said...

VERY NICE colors! I really LOVE the leaves!

yyam said...

I love the colours here!

Ros Crawford said...

I wouldn't hide that away! It's wonderful and it's you!

Lynn D said...

Love the title of your post. It can be quite intimidating, that white space. I think your painting is lovely. The background shot reminded me of Monet's waterlily paintings. Keep on painting!

Lynn D said...

Love the title of your post. It can be quite intimidating, that white space. I think your painting is lovely. The background shot reminded me of Monet's waterlily paintings. Keep on painting!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Can imagine your anxiety! But you went along and created this... a lovely piece of art!

Julia Aston said...

Well done!

Lisa said...

My gosh, you don't need to improve, Mona, this is stunning!! I love the details!! The colors and design are just fabulous!! It's a work of art!! I love it!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stella said...

I can imagine that it must be a challenge but you did it! Don't hide this gem. Display it with pride; it's gorgeous!

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome canvas, Mona! Good for you in branching out in different directions.

Christine Teros said...

Gorgeous! Really well done! Glad you shared it! You are pretty darn amazing!

Gale Evans said...

Beautiful colors! Love the doodles! Great job with the painting, keep going! TFS!

Mary Reidel said...

Really love this Mona! Great job creating such a gorgeous piece of artwork!

Constance said...

Love this canvas! So beautiful! Perfect colours!

Denise van Deventer said...

I think you did a super job and it's certainly beautiful! Again...the colours are amazing...and your styling so pretty! ;-)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Don't you dare hide this in a closet! It's beautiful!

Stacey Pembroke said...

So beautiful! Love the colors you created in the background! Amazing as usual!

Laura said...

What delicious colors -- nice job! I like the way you highlighted your organic elements with white.

Donna B. said...

Awesome canvas! I really love the colors and images you used. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Lynn K said...

Great canvas - love the background! Thanks for sharing your process!
Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
Lynn
www.lynnkopas.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

oh mona, it's just absolutely beautiful! (as always!) Thank you so much fojr playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com


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