Using a lot of paint and patience I created a spray of blue and gold "stars" over a calm backdrop of blue and purple blended together.
As it was my first time using Acrylics I decided to keep it simple. I enjoyed this color combination so much that I decided to try and free hand something a little different. I used copper to emphasize the different curves and turns and gold to catch the light.
Using an unusual combination of two secondary colors; orange and green, I tried to create a complement to the other piece. This time, copper was used as the accent to help bring the green and orange into balance.
What started as a doodle in math class became this. On the left is the original design drawn in charcoal and on the right is the design slightly varied and painted using water color.
This was an awesome project I'd recommend to anyone feeling stuck when it comes to inspiration. Take a sketchbook and go somewhere different from your daily routine. Find something that has an interesting design or texture. Once you locate something that peaks your interest attempt to draw the texture of it using only one continuous line. For this particular piece I drew the knot of a tree. Then I took the design and manipulated by turning it every different direction and redrawing it quite a few times. After using a sharpie to create contour I picked out the colors and painted away.
Wanted to spice up this lovely lantern I bought recently. I taped it up, took some gold paint and painted a thin layer. I followed that up by stamping on a few cool designs with "Worn Penny" and finished it off with a final gold layer on top. It shines beautifully in my room now :)