June 2015 ~ Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

~~Mixed Media~Digital Art~Home Decor~Gifts~~

June 29, 2015

Lookbook Series 13: Girl In The Garden

This work is the result from an e-course I took from Robin Mead recently. I love her work, she is such an inspiration to me.

'Girl In The Garden' reflects all that I learned in Robin's course and my love for flowers. I so love walking through the gardens, each time seeing something new all the time wishing I could be a little fairy girl fluttering about to one flower and then another, just sitting on their little flower heads in amazement that such beauty can come from such a tiny little seed. ~ Enjoy

line drawing on 11x17 smooth bristol paper

starting to add layers of paint for color

used the stamps I created for the e-course and added more color and texture

starting to some details and color here and there

close up of finished piece with fine details and layers

full view of the final art piece

Thank you for taking a few minutes to look, I'm forever grateful. Know someone who would be interested in this process? Please share.


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June 12, 2015

Theme: Botanical

The Contemporary Art Gallery Online has monthly themes for artists to submit their 2d and 3d creations for the competition. For June, I entered in 5 images I took in my garden. For those who follow and know me know I love to paint, draw and photograph flowers. I'm just so amazed that such beauty can come from such a tiny little seed.
©2015 Kimberly McGuiness, Via CAGO
These are my entries For June's Botanical theme. The group exhibition for all artist who entered work will be through the month of June. Competition results will be posted June 15th and the online art exhibition closes and is archived June 30, 2015.

You can view all the entries on the CAGO website they are listed in no particular order. Be sure to click on the 4 squares in the upper right corner of the page for a list of thumbnails. You can then click on individual images to learn more about them.  Enjoy, there are some awesome entries for this theme!
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June 4, 2015

Lookbook Series 4

I love looking at others people's art and getting inspiration. These flowers on 12 x12 mat board are just that, an inspiration from the iconic Lilly Pulitzer Brand. Enjoy...
I started with a 12x 12 mat board and acrylic paints in Wasabi, Hauser Light Green, Sea Breeze, Fuchsia, Dragon Fruit, & Razzle Berry

I started with the darker pink and made flowers shapes randomly without thinking too much about it. Without rinsing my brush, I then went back over the same shapes with the next lightest color and repeated until I used all the pinks.

Next I added leaves again randomly and started with the darker green and then the lighter green. 
Next I went back with the Sea Breeze color and filled in all around the flowers and leaves, leaving just a hint of white around them. This shows a close up view and I also went back and added a baby pink color to the flowers, I felt like they needed it. 
This is my final piece. After everything dried well I went back with a fine point sharpie to add the black lines, this is something I do to almost all of my pieces, It's kind of a signature of mine and I like the way it adds to the piece. 
Thank you for taking a few minutes to look, I'm forever grateful. Know someone who would be interested in this process? Please share.

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