10 June 2013

Lupins or Foxgloves? Undecided!


Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a good start. I'm sharing a spread from my Art Book today, trying to process the photo's and blog those that I haven't managed to yet.  I'm undecided if the flowers are lupins or foxgloves, they feel like a bit of both to me but of course it's all with a huge amount of artistic licence :D!


Lovely DecoArt paints have been used throughout over a layer of gesso and the flowers are simply made by loading the brush with two colours of paint and varying the colours to get a multi-toned look.

After the paint was completely dry I did some stamping with a few Katzelkfraft lace stamps and then doodled around my flowers and into the background with black india ink adding some splotches too. I can't seem to find any challenges for Art Journalling/Art Books that I can enter into but if anyone knows of any I'd be grateful to know about them.

Have a lovely evening and thanks as always for your comments, I appreciate them. Oh, I just remembered and am not sure if this happens with anyone else but I've been unable to comment on blogs that are linked with google+ so apologies if you're linked up with that and haven't received a comment from me, I have tried. I've now taken myself off google+, couldn't really see what the benefit was anyway to be honest and just in case anyone else was having a problem with my blog.

17 comments:

Fleur said...

Oh Chris, whatever they are, they are absolutely stunning.
Big hugs Fleur xxx

butterfly said...

Well, I'm no horticulturalist, so I'm happy just to say whatever they are, they're gorgeous! Love the variegated colours and the amazing texture you get with the thick application of paint - beautiful.

I've had to back off Google+ blogs too - I refuse to be known by my full name everywhere I go. It's all going to get very tricky if they do take away Google Friend Connect as well as Google Reader...

Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Whatever they are they are totally stunning!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, your flowers are stunning!I love the "life" within your page, all the happy expression of those flowers. I have no idea of the name! but they do speak to me about a lovely summer day, the wonderful perfume coming from them, and I could even hear the little birds signing.

As far as Google +, OMG... I did not know what Ihad done, and found myself getting e-mails from many people not able to leave comments. I finally figure out, and remove this option, and yes I think I will remove google + also. It won't help very much when blogger removes the reader options. this is getting very very complicated for me, and I find I loose so much time trying for the best.
have a lovely evening! Hugs.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...stunning pages Chris, your art work is sooo eye pleasing, a kaliediscope of colour and love the doodles, foxgloves or lupins they bring joy!...Mel:)x

Alberto said...

Hello Chris!!!
no matter what they are, they look absolutely fantastic! love the colors and the bright and "full" effect!
this painting is o rich, love it!

hugs alby!

rachel said...

these pages are just stunning - who cares whether they're lupins or foxgloves? They're beautiful xx

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I love lupins so to me that's what they are but I have never seen any look as stunning as yours! Gorgeous colours and doodling. Hugs, Anne x

Sandy said...

I am almost back to where I started with you - your art journal. Chris these flowers are so pretty. The colors are gorgeous and I love your style - love it! LOL! You make it sound so simple and yet I know I would be making mud. Would dearly love to see more of your art journal work!
Sandy

whyducks said...

So beautiful Chris, I think a cross between maybe! But gorgeous whatever!

Christina C. said...

This is like a beautiful symphony! You have such a magical way with colors....sometimes, I think I'm color blind! Your expertise is a feast for the eyes....outstanding!!

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning Chris love the colours, you have me at first look I thought Foxglove but there are too many flowers so I will have to go for large lupins or have you created a new plant!!! hugs txx

Sue from Oregon said...

Wowser-these are so pretty!

Anita Houston said...

They are just beautiful, that's what they are! Gorgeous color, and I LOVE that they take up the whole page!!! Awesome!

Karita said...

WOW! Chris - I love this! So stunning and I love those colours!

Hugs, Karita

Juls said...

Beautiful journal pages!!! Love the colours!!! Hugs Juls