Thursday, June 10, 2010

Painting over collaged papers

With the success of the last painting reverberating through me I glued up another smaller canvas with pretty papers and a fairy in mind. I had done a follow your heart fairy for my niece, Daly, a couple of years ago and dredged up the sketch again. This one is much different but the intention of this fairy is the same, to remind you to "Follow your heart".
The fiddly body bits and gold-leaf I saved for a day when Fleur was back at school & am satisfied with this effort. I asked my father for his opinion to which he replied "what's she for", so this lead me to write the words of intent at the top so there's no confusion.

MY TIP: If you glue papers on with gel medium, return as it dries because thin paper will leave air pockets. Be patient and keep easing the air out from underneath. Some papers do tear if you bother it too much but I like the distressed look anyway!

Happy painting.


  1. Hi Kerry - Really happy to connect with you. i can relate to your story in so many ways. esp with balancing your child and your art. You are doing a wonderful job, and I adore that you both had your hands in the reclining woman painting. That will make it even MORE special! I wanted to respond to your question on my blog: I used for the background. You've got a really great start going here. I would love to follow along with your journey. be blessed!

  2. Thanks so much Harmony. Look at us, we're doing it!

  3. lovely lovely! The colors are soft and appealing and oh so romantic! From a fellw flyer, Robin

  4. Hi Kerry. I love your painting! Oh, gold leaf is one of my favorite things. I keep it on hand for special touches. You've done a beautiful job here. Your blog is getting off to a wonderful start and I will be following along also.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging comments. I don't have a "follow" button yet but will add one this week! It's been on my to do list and keeps getting pushed back down to the bottom. ;) Kelly's class has been such a gift for introducing me to so many wonderful, artistic souls like yourself!