The beauty is in the eye of the....cat...and it's colors too!

Kahleesi

After seeing the acrylic pours I had been having fun creating my friend Jessica mentioned casually that it would be neat to do one based on the colors of her cat Kahleesi. 

 

That inspired me so when I got home later I headed down into the basement and started mixing up the paints.

I started out by pouring the colors almost like the face of the cat.  I knew it would not be obvious once I was done but I liked the idea that it would add randomness to the piece.

Then it was time to pull the black over the rest of the colors and see what happens!

After I had pulled the colors to my liking I used a little fire to really get those cells to surface!

After I had pulled the colors to my liking I used a little fire to really get those cells to surface!

Acrylic Pouring - So much fun playing with paint and treadmill oil!

A few weeks or maybe a month or two back I came across a series of YouTube videos by artist Caren Goodrich where she demonstrates and teaches you how to create these amazing acrylic paintings using pouring, pulling and flipping cups.  I knew I had to give it a try myself.  So I ordered the treadmill oil (100% silicone) that she recommends and used some paints and pouring medium I had on had and away I went.

I can't event begin to tell you how fun, freeing and relaxing this process is.  And the results are spectacular.  The transformations that take place before your eyes will amaze you, try it yourself and see!

Dress rehersal

Did a test run of my table setup for the Romeoville Art Society Inaugural Art event coming up on Thursday. 

Really pleased with how it all comes together, and I am really looking forward to the event!

Part of the setup includes some framed art prints.  I picked up these nice gray toned wood frames and have 5x7's of my Chicago landmark images in them.  I love the way a nice frame and mat really bring a piece of art to life!.