Beauty and the beast

Today I played on a canvas, let it speak for itself, I called it Beauty and the beast: The last days I was in blue mood (it might be the weather, it was storming), I used a lot that dark blue acrylic, and as there was some more on my palette I thought I am going to spread it with a Brayer on a canvas. Now I had stripe on a canvas, so I felt like playing further. First with a string and some tissue paper to create some texture. I applied them with a mixture of string gel and acrylic. That seemed a great contrast between the 2 sides, now only to blend them together, so I decided to use some acrylic ink and to mist it with water. It was just perfect for the time of the year. There was something dark going on and some light, like the days are getting shorter, the darkness is trying to over win and like the first morning frosts are biting into the last flowers. And so my painting continued. The frost became a beast with pots only present. And a rose become the last flower of the summer, I used texture paste. And I coloured it with aquarelle. I added some shadows to my pots as well. Finally I splattered with ecoline over my painting. Some details for the curious eyes:

I would like to add a credit to Tracy Weinzapfel, whose Mixed media monday’s are very inspiring, I painted my canvas after watching “live, love, laugh” part, why don’t you jump over and check it out!


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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28 Responses to Beauty and the beast

  1. Hi Ruth!
    Klasse Arbeit und tolle Step by Step Foto’s!
    Hab’ noch einen schΓΆnen Abend.
    LG Sandra

  2. the steps make it so interesting and I really like seeing how you got to the end product…xx

  3. Valerie-Jael says:

    Good work, love the contrasts and texture! Valerie

  4. Laila says:

    Lovely, and it’s always interesting to watch how it’s done. Thanks for sharing.

  5. susi says:

    Fantastic textures … great canvas Ruth !
    I love her fresh and happy art too..Tracy is a fantastic person and full of humor…

  6. zksmith says:

    Nice one, Ruth. I love the string incorporated in the background. So simple, yet so effective!

  7. nicsearth says:

    What an interesting process and i love how it relates to your mood and the weather as it draws in to winter.

  8. Annette G says:

    Great textured piece and its fab. Happy PPF Annette x

  9. Karla B says:

    Wonderful work!

  10. BLOGitse says:

    Autch, you post made me want to paint with acrylics!!! I’ve been painting with watercolors for a couple of months now, forgotten other mediums and now I miss my acrylics….
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring painting!

  11. Beth says:

    Oh, my goodness! The final painting is wonderful–it fills my eyes to the brim.

  12. happytiler says:

    Very nice, love the progress of the background with the string art…excellent idea!!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. sheila 77 says:

    Makes me want to go and experiment with my paints.
    I really like this unusual and interesting art.

  14. Abigail Davidson says:

    I enjoyed seeing the stages of this piece, and the contrast of the rose looks so lovely! Wonderful post and so inspiring!

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