Friday, June 25, 2010

Graffiti Wall Project Done!

Well, it's been awhile since I traded
graffiti background papers
with Bea Neal
and Kris Henderson.
I loved them all,
but I had no clue
what I was going to do with them.

I remembered a painting I saw once.
I don't know who painted it,
but it had some funky ballerinas
painted on it,
with a vase of flowers on the side.
That's all I remember.
I figured ballerinas,
especially funky ones,
would make a good contrast
on a graffiti background.

I don't know if I have the right colors
for their dresses or not.
There's so many colors
in the background papers,
that I just chose sort of split complimentary colors,
that would really stand out.

The hard part was cutting up the beautiful
background papers!
 Two of the pieces are cut from  Bea's papers,
two from Kris's,
and 3 from mine,
making it have a total of 7 pieces
in the background.
Can you distinguish them
from each other?
I just glued them onto a piece of canvas,
and then used acrylic paint
to paint the ballerinas.

Savor the Day!


elle said...

I find these to be very powerful somehow. Wonderful!

Gail V said...

I really like this, Y. Very cool.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You've done a great job Yvonne! I love the simplicity and movement of the ballerinas.

Bea said...

How cool! I love what you did with the papers. It was quite a challenge. You have inspired me to get busy with mine. :)Bea

Kris said...

I love it!! Great work!
I am still saving my papers...for the right moment...which you are certainly inspiring!

Threads of Inspiration said...

This is beautiful Yvonne. It always feels good to plunge into something, I think!


I love the movement. It's like the ballerinas are actually dancing on the canvas. Magical!

Great big smiles,

Lana's Threads and Musings said...

Love the colors and combination you made. Especially love the painting you did of the dancers.

La Dolce Vita said...

this is so bright and happy, joyful! and no I cannot tell them apart! they look like they all belong together!