Thursday, November 6, 2014

DIVAs Oct./Nov. project!

Dear D of the DIVAs came up with this Finnabair inspired project for us ~

We started with an 8 X 10 canvas that she primed for us; we also had our choice of different vintage woman's faces to pick from.
Then we were to start adding little bits & bobs that were in keeping with our particular theme ~ bet you can guess my theme!

As always, click to enlarge the pix...

I gave my canvas an all-over coat of a 'sandy' texture medium, and added some bubbles with a TH stencil.
Then came the most time-consuming part ~ adding all those little bits & bobs. I drew from my extensive stash of shells and other oceanic goodies. Some pieces are metal, some plastic; some are "live".

Below is my canvas with every thing in place, all ready to begin covering all with a coat or two of Gesso.

All gessoed up, and ready for my color!

I've gotten my first coat of color on tonight; stay tuned for other W.I.P. pix!

Thanks for looking ~


Carolyn said...

She is going to be beautiful. Mine is still sitting untouched because my priority is finishing the family books for our girls.


Unknown said...

This is amazing Bobbie - absolutely amazing !

Laurel Stephens said...

Wow! That looks fun!

Lynn Stevens said...

Its looking amazing Bobbie!!!!
hugs Lynn

Debbie Emmons said...

Looks wonderful, l can hardly wait to see it with ink! Glad you were up for the challenge. Debbie

mollie said...

Just beautiful (((bbbbb)))

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks like a great blanck canvas full of possibility once the gesso is done!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

This is so interesting - how beautiful - anxious to see the final project.

Art and Sand said...


I loved it when it was all colorful, but painted white took it to a whole other level.


Art and Sand said...

I just remembered our swap.

When are we going to send things off. That implies that I am finished and I am not.

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