Monday, January 19, 2009

Heart of Darkness



This painting was inspired and created for my Because We Believe-Art (BWBA) Group Challenge on ebay. In honor of Valentine's, the theme for January is "Heart of Darkness".

Size: 8" X 10" painting on canvas board within 11.25" X 13.5" ornate frame



Created using decorative paper, acrylic, & metallic paints.



A coating of beeswax was added for a nice dreamy texture.



I fell in love with this painting even more when I placed it into this frame.



I just had to decorate her hair!



I used an embroidered butterfly applique.



A perfect fit! Can I keep you?



Little hearts dangle from the black vines above.



Love is in the air! I can feel it!



Hugs,
Lisa :)

33 comments:

  1. Lisa, this is an excellent painting, I love it. You have quite a bit of talent. By the way, what do you melt your beeswax in, if you don't mind my asking. I just bought some and plan on using. Just not quite sure how to melt it. Take care.

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  2. Lisa - I adore your challenge piece!! Dark and lovely!!! Wonderful job!!!

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  3. What a great painting. And I don't think you could have found a better frame. Just perfect.

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  4. What a beautiful painting. You are so talented.

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  5. Thanks so much for your sweet comments everyone! Your messages put a big smile on my face! :D

    Gloria- To answer your question, I use a small crockpot to melt the beeswax & also a small quilting iron to finish it up. Have fun!

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  6. So beautiful, and the frame is gorgeous too!

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  7. Oh my god Lisa!!! This is breathtaking. I LOVE it. You are amazing. I can't stop looking at it.

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  8. I love the painting :) Where did you get that frame? its perfect with the painting

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  9. She has the most beautiful face!! WOW!! Great work!!

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  10. you captured the theme beautifully! i love those little hearts dangling on the vines. and her face! she is absolutely gorgeous!! :)

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  11. Awesome Lisa! Very Dark. I love the little hearts dangling. Very nice details everywhere.
    Jennifer

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  12. Lisa its absolutely beautiful. How wonderfully painted and made. well done
    Hugs June

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  13. Gorgeous! I love the expression of her face. And the colors... the gothic feel... the rich texture...

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  14. Thank you so much creative cuties! I knew love was in the air! :)

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  15. I can only imagine how much more beautiful this painting is in person. No wonder you want to keep it!

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  16. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't say enough about it - I'm speechless!

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  17. Oh WOW, your talent is amazing, this is a wonderful painting!!! You are so inspiring to me :)

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  18. Wow Lisa! That's really gorgeous - so hauntingly beautiful! And I adore the frame too!
    xoxo,
    Kristin

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  19. OOhh! That is beautiful! I love the dark colors and her face has such expression!

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  20. as always your quality never EVER disappoints. So lovey and very very unique. I love this darker peice. As I tend to be drawn toward the dark .. you have such a way with compesision and color.. A true talent.

    Smooches
    Steph

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  21. This is a seriously gorgeous painting, i love the textures and the frame really does suit perfectly :)


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  22. Love the drama & elegance of this piece!

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  23. wow, she is really neat. I love the frame too.

    I love all your art!!!

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  24. I love her, so dramatic, stunning.

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  25. Hello my friend
    there is something over at my blog here for you
    http://junesartyretreat.blogspot.com/
    Hope you like it :)

    Hugs June xxx

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  26. This is beautiful! Love the colors you've used.

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  27. Yes, is so beautiful.. i can feel the love.

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  28. Absolutely stunning,love it.Check my blog for a giveaway as part of One World One Heart
    :) xx

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  29. Beautiful! I see you've made pincushions, too! I just made some and posted them on my blog!

    http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/

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