Thursday, 3 April 2014

stag silhouette and some flower soft heather




I have been finishing off some more collaged wooden panels..
This one is a combination of gesso, modelling paste, acrylic and  collaged papers. I liked the idea of working on a silhouette in amongst a collaged foreground. I used Gelli printed papers and also scratched through to make a textured landscape.The sky was made using stencilled modelling paste and then sprayed with shimmer ink.

I also have been trying more abstract plant forms on wooden panels
I used a stencil and modelling paste to get the effect 


detail

I also wondered if I could use natural materials to incorporate into some small panels.
This one uses tree bark and also 'Heather flower soft'. 


I'm not sure what it is made of but it has a lovely soft spongy texture and looks like little flowers. It is glued with a PVA type glue.


I also used it to finish off my little stag portrait. I thought some he would like some Heather to frolic in :)




Linking up to Collage Obsession
and Paint Party Friday

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful finished piece.

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  2. Lots of lovely textures. Your stag is wonderfull.I love colour.

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  3. Gorgeous stag, these spirit animals seem to be so profound and spiritual, they are one of my biggest inspirations as well. Beautiful work, Morag. Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Interesting technique. Very cool.

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  5. Lovely work Morag, great experimentation with tree bark, and the heather flower soft works really well with it. Particularly like your stag silhouette, he looks very strong and striking. Love the cheeky little stag too :)

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  6. Morag these are beautiful, that first piece with the silhouette of the stag stirs something inside, it's truly beautiful, a quiet dignified beauty, magic! I love your Heather effects, nature is truly present in your work, such gorgeous textures and colors, a real treat for the eyes!

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  7. Wow, I adore that stag....the colours are fantastic!
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

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  8. Beautiful work, love all the texture, and the different materials you have used, Valerie

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  9. You are working beautifully at the moment... That stag piece is really special, but I also love the abstract flowers... Xx

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  10. Oh I love the texture and the colours, lovely work.

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  11. Loving your finished painting Morag with all its great textures. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Wow,Love your work and all the texture on it,great colors too,great job!
    Happy PPF!

    XXX Jeannette

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  13. Very beautiful Morag! The flower soft heather is interesting as is the bark.Very lovely collage work once again!
    Annabelle : )

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  14. Wonderful variety, Morag. Your works on the panels is just gorgeous! I love the effect of the flower soft, something I've never used myself. I'm glad you explained what it was.

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  15. I love the contrast between the silhouetted Monarch of the Mountains and the collaged foreground, very effective. I always love abstract work, and your abstracts are lovely, especially the golden one with the incorporation of natural materials. As you will know, Andy Goldsworthy is a great user of natural materials and he is one of my favourite artists. The colours really glow on this one.

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  16. Loving the way you've used the Flower Soft! The stag has such dignity and grace standing there on that hill. You have a brilliant eye for color, too.

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  17. so beautiful! Great texture as always too. I have several tubs of Flower Sofft and have sprinkled it into my backgrounds for texture sometimes besides using for adding dimension to flower stamps.

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  18. Your artwork is wonderful I especially love that buck simply superb...the silhouette with the texture fabulous.

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  19. Love all the different textures! So inspiring!

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  20. The stag silhouette collage is absolutely gorgeous! I was thinking I'd like to pin some of your collages on my Pinterest board of Collage and Mixed Media Art, if you don't mind! Would you like to have your full name there to accompany the links? I'm sure there are many more who would love to know about your collages!

    Also warm thanks again for your visit and sweet comment in my blog!

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    1. Thanks Salla, of course you, and any of my readers can pin as long as you do a link back to my blogpage and blog title. no need to put my full name. Paper rainbow will do :)

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  21. Hi Morag..so deeply beautiful and poetic! Your work always moves my soul..ad the textural energy is magical!! Shine on...amazing!
    Hugs
    Victoria

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  22. You know what your work reminds me of? Layers of earth. When you drill down or the archeologists take core samples and there are layers of earth...that's what I think of. I LOVE that idea. I hope that isn't an insult because I think it's really neat!! LOVE your work. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!
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    1. The most perceptive of comments, and I LOVE the analogy!!!

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    2. That is a great analogy!

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  23. Textured works like this make me so pleased to see them. Awesome.

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  24. You are the queen of texture. Beautiful and delicate work. The stag is amazing...love the sweet wise face! I love how your individual style appears in everything you create no matter the medium!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. Love IT! The glitz is awesome too!
    I am a new follower = )
    Check out my ART Blog:
    www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
    THX!

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  26. hello,
    your deer silhouette is wonderful and a powerful stance
    each piece is a joy to see
    love the goat head too

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  27. I am so impressed with your art. Very very nice
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  28. Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful work. Love the proportions of your wooden panels.

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  29. these are sooooooooooo totally SWOON-worthy! absolutely amazing! i LOVE the textural elements you've added, especially the "heather" and that amazing BARK!!! wow!!! <3

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  30. You never fail to amaze how so inventive you are! The layers are beautiful, such gorgeous colours together. I love that the texture looks like tiny flowers when seen close up.
    Jess x

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  31. I love these, Morag! I'm always inspired when I see your work, it gives nee ideas to play with!

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  32. Oh how beautiful! Soft and sweet and amazing! I love the deer so and the backgrounds are fabulous.

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  33. I love the way you use the various mediums in your work and how you make things flow together so well Morag. These are lovely, especially the one with the soft heather. I never knew such a product existed.

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  34. Your stag is stunning standing high and proud. Lovely textured paintings this week. Clever to add the little bits of heather for the flowers. I come visiting your blog with a morning smile and leave with a smile.
    ~~irene

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