Art on stretched canvas & I did not use a paint brush. As I created this piece; I thought what if some one didn’t really have an assortment of brushes……..I enjoy finger painting and previous post I showed what small lines can be created with a toothpick. I would like to encourage beginning artists …that you don’t have to spend big dollars to express your creativity.
Upcycle is a way to take something free and change it into an eye catching piece. The following items needed for this featured image:
I used a wedge spackle knife but a plastic spoon will do
Acrylic paint colors of your choice on 12 x 12″ stretched canvas
I chose the butterfly to be the background. It always seems butterflies are the focal point.
Paint was applied with my hands ( finger painting) & cotton swabs a lot of people call Q tips
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I never thought I would be painting with a toothpick. The above is camo- colors, greens. & brown’s. For someone special.
The advantage of painting with toothpicks or qtips is you just toss. There is no brushes to rinse. Instead of continuously washing your pallet you can use a yogurt lid
II Timothy. 1:7………For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear but of the power, and of love and understanding……
Life experiences makes us a composite of Determination, Happiness, Honor, Longevity, Loyalty, Patience, Power, Reliability, Sensitivity, Stability, Strength, & Tenacity
I find myself not wanting to throw away paint when there is a substantial amount left as I have just reached a plateau of a piece in which I am working. Oils you can revisit but Acrylic your time is brief.
Just as my Tutor when I was in 3rd grade said….. always comes to mind. There are no mistakes in art.
I had dropped my brush with a dot of red in the middle of an ocean scene with a boat. She very quickly picked up my brush & created a tiny flag on the mast.
I look at my leftover paint, not wanting to waste it & quickly whip out something unplanned. Sometimes it turns out very well