I recently took my first class with artist Andrea Garvey. I joined the live Zoom, which I was nervous about since I knew no one on the call (Zooming with you all is 100% different!). It was a lot of fun, but I didn’t have the exact supplies she used, so there are some differences from her versions, but overall I really like the results!
Here is the main piece:
I definitely added the thinner paint pen lines, I just couldn’t not!
She uses a lot of fluid acrylics, which I have never tried but am intrigued by. To try to mimic the effect, I mixed my acrylic paints with acrylic ink. It helped the paint flow more easily on the page, but didn’t thin it out too much like water would.
Here’s a progress pic before the paint pen embelishments:
I really like her background technique. She puts blocks of color on the page but then adds a highlight with white fluid acrylic. She achieved more transparency with her paints than I did, which I really liked, so you can bet I will be adding these paints to my Xmas list!
I did a couple other pieces in tandem to the main one. Just playing around on scrap paper and my mini art journal:
I think I might prefer the version in my art journal without the white paint pen highlights on the petals.
I loved the main piece enough to have them printed for my Xmas cards! I was inspired by @madebyBeaG’s method there. I just saved myself a lot of time (if not money) this year! I’ve never been this ahead of the game.
Thanks for looking!