Friday, April 8, 2016

Journal Page as Inspriation.

A few weeks back I showed you this page. 
Now I am using it for inspiration as I work on this painting.
Please bear in mind this painting is not finished yet.
I don't
 dislike the bunnies on my painting, but I like the bunnies in the journal page a little better because they aren't so cute and child like. But that won't take much to fix. It is really in the eyes!
I hope to finish this up over the weekend and put it in my living room.  I am desperate for some spring color in there.
As it is Friday (Yahoo!), I am linking up to Paint Party Friday. Thank your Kristen and Eva for hosting.
Have a great weekend everyone, and as always, thanks for visiting.

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely WIP and I can relate to the need for bright colours when we have to wait for spring! Have a lovely weekend, take care, Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Your April banner is stunning, Erika.
Nice to meet your lovely bunnies again :)
Happy weekend xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I hate to be a naysayer, but I actually like the bunnies in your painting better than your journal page. I suspect you will make them fancy, though.

Yesterday, I forgot to mention about the stencils. Reading Jeanie's post last night, I realized why I'm not fond of stencils, either. But I wanted to share with you that Corrine G. shared with me to NOT clean my stencils because they actually got stronger with paint on them. So, cleaning them is something you probably shouldn't do anyway.

Have a great start to the weekend, dear Erika, and find ME some time to myself when you can (GRIN).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just read your question about my pressed flowers. Yes, I dry and press them in two heavy hard back books that are now quite full. I then set my very heavy desk top tape dispenser on the books. If they are "juicy" flowers, I lay deli or wax paper onto both sides of the page/flower to keep the moisture off the book pages. I don't have that trouble with leaves, since they seem to be quite dry, even when they are young. Thanks for asking, Erika.

Laila said...

What a happy and colorful painting you have on the go here. I love the depth you already have achieved, and I'm sure it will be a beautiful finished piece.

Linda Kunsman said...

I love bunnies so I am loving your colorful pages and frolicking bunnies! Hope you won't be hopping over more snow this weekend-I hear it's a possibility even here in PA:(

Nancy Chan said...

I am looking forward to see the finished painting of your bunnies. Have a wonderful day!

sheila 77 said...

I seriously love your first painting as I said before, love the bunnies' bodies and pink ears and the expression on their faces.
Your new one looks great too, with quite a different atmosphere, and I am looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

Clare Lloyd said...

Love your journal pages, such great colours

Mari H said...

When completed it will be a precious work, and you see unfinished.
Saludos

GlorV1 said...

Love your rabbits. Lots of great color and a happy feeling about these bunnies. Nice job.

Faye said...

The rabbits are wonderful and will certainly brighten up the room. Like you, I am tired of winter drab. Outside here is beginning to flower and bud so surely spring weather isn't too far off. It's supposed to go to freezing again tonight. 😞

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the whimsical feel in your painting. The colors and textures are magnificent too, and I know it will brighten any room once you finish it. Blessings!

Carol Samsel said...

Galloping BUNNIES!!!!!What fun!!!Can't wait to see the finished painting ♡

Mila said...

Beautiful and love bacgrounds!Love this bunnies.
Hugs

Giggles said...

I am in LOVE with your journal bunny page too! I think the painting will be amazing when you're done! Can't wait! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just read your wonderful comment about the clay. Here is a lesson I taught when I taught a free online class on altered books. You will find all the lessons on my right sidebar:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2012/09/lesson-17-polymer-clay.html

As I explained in the intro, although I have a dedicated toaster oven I use, I knew some people didn't, nor did they have the supplies I have. So I designed the class such that ANYONE could play with polymer clay and all they would needed to buy was one package of clay. Feel free to let me know if I got it wrong, or if you can add to what I wrote, since I've never had a class on ANYTHING in my life!

Again, I greatly appreciate your care and concern.

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great inspiration.


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Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Happiness abounds on your page. xox

Neesie said...

I had to smile when I saw your gorgeous bunnies Erika, because I've seen our local bunnies tearing around the field this last week. I think they think it's spring if no-one else does.
I can also understand you wanting spring colours. Thankfully my daffodils, crocus and now tulips have finally appeared in my garden bringing lots of much needed colour.
I look forward to seeing the finished piece.
Happy PPF to you

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I so like the background with all the layers of colour Erika, it's so expressive. I'm looking forward seeing what you add to it. Next Friday I'll also have a painting for Friday Paint Party. The weeks seem to fly away like the bunnies in your painting :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jeanie said...

Oh Erika, I'm so impressed! I love bunnies (actually, both of your versions make me smile!) and the colors are so lively and vibrant! (I know what you mean about it being all in the eyes!)

Just wanted to let you know I've started following you by email. Thanks for your visits to Marmelade Gypsy!

Nordljus said...

Love these happy bunnies, and I like them both, also the 'cute' ones. But I'm sure they'll look fabulous when you finished them!