People I love

Friday, 17 May 2013

Joyous Gift Giving...:D

I was contacted recently by a friend who asked if I would paint her one of my "bubble people" represent the love she and her hubby share :D
And now she has it I can share it with you...

"Joyous Union"
16 x 20 inch canvas board
I started with a collage and stencil layer...
then gessoed over the background...
before adding more layers of colourful acrylics.
She said she was redecorating and hadn't decided between red and I mixed a colour between the two for the background glaze :D
Next I chose colours to glaze the figures. My friend is a very spiritual soul so I chose purple for her, and viridian green for her hubby(I see green as a colour for strength and loyalty)
Then it was just a case of adding a few finishing touches..
.including some gold shimmeriness...
a few close-ups to show the depth of colour.
 And if you look really can just read the words "Joyous Union" written on the base layer across his chest :D

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it.
 She did want to pay me ...but I just get such pleasure from giving it to them :D XXX


  1. This is beautiful, they must be so happy with it! The colors you chose stand out from the screen, I imagine in person they are all the more vibrant. Giving is a great feeling. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Gina, this is truly breathe taking!! I love it!! You are such a giving person! I understand how it makes you feel! I know, when I give a gift of my art, it warms my heart! Hope you're having a great weekend ;o)

  3. Your bubble people just get better and better. LOVE these. xo'donna

  4. What a lovely gift. I am catching up on some missed posts with a brew, it's lovely Gina Dxx

  5. A wonderful painting and a great gift.

  6. I have a thing for your bubble people. I might be the next one to contact you with an idea. Let me think about it a little longer... then I'll tell you.