Thursday, June 7, 2012

PPF: Sand Dollar

I was inspired by one of the lessons in "The Art of Wild Abandonment" class I took a while ago to paint a small canvas, using texture.  Using a sketch of sand dollars from my sketchbook, I drew some sand dollars and then painted them with pumice gel that had been tinted with titanium buff.  I overpainted the shells with titanium white and then silver.  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  Carolyn Dube of the "A Colorful Journey" blog is running a very cool summer event asking bloggers to join her in a Virtual Beach Vacation.  You can read more about it here.  I'm submitting this piece as part of her party and as part of Paint Party Friday.  For more Paint Party fun, check out this link.

25 comments:

Ayala Art said...

Aren't those cute!! I can see the texture!
RInda I want to post there in the vacation post too, but no time to find some clips I have from the coast. I love visiting the beach when we can, so nice!

laurie said...

these sand dollars really pop off the canvas, as if they are reaching up from the shore.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic! Happy PPF!

Amy said...

Love the colours on this one Rinda!

scrappyjacky said...

Love the colours....and the textured feel to it.

debs14 said...

A perfect representation of a sand dollar, just look at that texture - beautiful.

Mandy said...

Very cool tho don't exactly know what a sand dollar is...love the colours and texture...xxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome sandollars ~ very creative and colorful ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Great sand dollars. They really sing "beach" to me. Love the colors and the texture. Happy PPF

Terry said...

Love these sand dollars! The paint colors give such a great effect and the background colors are so beachy! Hope you have a great weekend!

Carolyn Dube said...

Pretty happy? Try out of this world super happy with how these turned out! I love the texture with the metallic touch. I have pumice gel but never use it- not any more- I need to get that out and use it! Your blues and green for the background make the sand dollars pop!! So glad you joined the virtual vacation!

nancy y said...

I bet the texture on those sand dollars is amazing IRL. Love the colors on this!

Irene said...

This painting makes me want to go to the beach. Luv the colors and texture.

Beverly said...

Oh this is really glorious, anything to do with the beach and ocean works for me but the texture and coloring of the sand dollars is amazing!

kristin maynes said...

Looks great! Love all the texture. I love sand dollars. Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

Love the texture and what a good idea!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Kat Sloma said...

I love the texture in this little painting. Happy PPF!

Lynn said...

this is so pretty. I have a painting done by Andrea in Paris in my bedroom of sand dollars that I see each day which I love, and I have some real sand dollars on my shelf in my office too that someone gave me. Yours take me right to the beach as well. Bravo. And HPPF!!!

Gloria said...

Very nice Rinda. Lots of texture on the sand dollar. Have a great vacation.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful sand dollar painting!
I do love the texture and metallics!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Belinda Carson said...

Ah, makes me long to be at the beach!!

Jennifer Grace said...

This is really pretty, I love the background colours.

I just had to google sand dollars, I didn't know what they were, I guess we don't get them here as I go to the beach all the time!

The texture looks great too. Off to check out the link. x

EVA said...

What lovely sand dollars. The texture sounds lovely too.

Sian said...

I'm just going to have to agree with everyone else and admire the texture! I don't think we have sand dollars here

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the idea of a virtual beach vacation (and you achieved such wonderful texture for your sand dollars - I just want to pick them up)!

xo
Kristin