Friday, April 04, 2008




Playing with Light ~ 'Tree of Lights' and 'Bridge of Lights' As long as I can remember, I've been fascinated with 'sparkly' objects such as prisms and crystals. I even have a collection of them hanging in the kitchen window where they reflect the sunlight and make little dancing rainbows. I guess that's why I've been experimenting lately with my acrylic paintings. I've been picking out little fake gemstones from old jewelry, using the reflective pearl acrylic paints and even using gloss medium to glue in crystal glitter in some paintings. It's lots of fun! The two paintings above are both 8 x 10 inches painted in acrylics on stretched canvas. On the tree I glued in some crystal glitter up in the leaf area and some tiny gemstones near the bottom, so it's all sparkly now! I had posted the tree a while back but always felt like I wanted to work on it some more. On the bridge I used an old strip of gemstones that I had taken off of a pair of old canvas flipflop sandals. I always knew I would use those in a painting someday!

8 comments:

WILSONART said...

I'm especially loving the bridge and it's sparklies. So glad we can click and enlarge,,,,the ones in the leaf area look good too.
What fun!

cynthia said...

These are terrific, Lynette! You are on such a roll right now.

Lynette said...

Thanks Babs! I had lots of fun making these sparkle. I know I had posted both of these a while back but always wanted to work on them more. Wow, thanks so much for the nice words Cyn!

Todd Camplin said...

What attracts you to paint the sides of the canvas? Is that an important part of piece? Questions aside, I enjoyed my visit.

Cestandrea said...

Lynette, Hi oh my, you have been so artistically busy and I love every one of your paintings. They are all so beautiful, so very unique! I haven't been around so much these days, neither on visual salon, trying to get time pocketed:) You know how it is, but now I'll meditate a bit in front of your truly beautiful art,
talk to yoy soon
Andrea

Lynette said...

Hi Todd and thank you for visiting. I like to paint the sides of the canvas with the painting going around the edges for the 3-d effect. It's a little tricky though when blending the colors together and going around that edge. Sometimes I just paint the edges black though. I enjoyed reading your blogs!
Hi Andrea and thanks so much for your kind words. I know what you mean about having the time. Blogging can take up lots of time sometimes. I love your blogs, you are so talented and creative!!

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Lynette, these are just gorgeous! The blues are so . . . blue and the sparklies so, well, sparkly!

I can see the pair of them framed in simple, distressed, brushed silver frames -- on MY wall!

So moody and beautiful!

Lynette said...

Awww thank you W.J.!! I read your new blog entry tonight and your works look really stunning in the show! HUGE CONGRATS to you!!!