Tag Archives: Mixed Media art

Fanciful Art – a break from the normal

I have just added some fanciful art – my “Whimsical Houses‘ series of paintings – to my online shop.

These paintings have been an ongoing project for me. I have little spells of painting where I enjoy taking a break from my usual abstract floral paintings.
It’s always good to have a change and these paintings feed my fanciful imagination.
Then I return refreshed to my floral style.

The paintings are generally composed of collage, acrylic paint, pen & pencil. The colours are both vibrant and ethereal.

If you would like to see them in more detail visit my online shop where you can see the various sizes and also see them framed and insitu.

Mixed media art of whimsical houses in situ

Prices vary from €90 – €140 ($100 – $150)
An affordable way to buy a piece of original art.

I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them.

If you would like to follow my art journey you can find me on Instagram where I share photos and videos of my art process. #lesley.boost.arthappyme

Art For Sale – Abstract Meadows

At last I have my art for sale on my website Buy Original Art Yay!

I have just realised that I have not blogged about my art here for 3 months now. Where does the time go? Probably because I spend all my free time painting, which isn’t a bad thing, is it? But if you want to hear from me more frequently and see what I am up to with my art I do try to post every day on Instagram #lesley.boost.arthappyme and also on my Facebook page ArtHappyMe

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I have been focussing recently on my Abstract Meadows paintings which I cannot tear myself away from at present.

They feed my need for colour and intuitive painting and I am currently enjoying working with negative space. Like most artists I have been searching for my own style since I began painting and I think I have finally found it. I love that my abstract meadows have no initial ideas, neither in composition or colour, but just slowly emerge. I literally start of with a blank canvas and just go for it. It is great fun and takes off any pressure for a painting to live up to a pre-conceived idea. And each finished piece is a total surprise to me! It’s like opening up a wrapped present very time. 😊

I now have my art for sale up here on my website here Abstract Meadows . I will ship internationally. Here are some close up snippets of some of the juicy bits.

Beach Babes Acrylic Paintings

I have only recently begun to sell my art and have been flattered and honoured that so many people like what I do. I found that my Beach Babes series of acrylic paintings have been proving very popular and I just can’t paint them quickly enough.My good friend Karen (and my mentor) advised me to try having some gicleé prints done. So I have been making enquiries. However, because the initial cost is a little expensive I thought I would just try out having some prints of just one of my paintings. But, which one to choose???? I kept procrastinating and changing my mind when I suddenly came up with the idea of posting pictures of the originals on to different Facebook Art Groups that I belong to plus my own Facebook page asking for people’s opinions. I must say I was overwhelmed with the response. In two days I must have had over 200 comments and endless likes.

So, what was the result? Well I am pleased to say that it was this one that proved overwhelmingly the most popular. 

And this one came a fairly close second. 

I was actually very happy with this result as I had favoured the purple one myself.

I should point out that my first ever Beach Babe was originally inspired by the artwork of Carol Carmichael who seems to paint a number of beach scenes. As I have progressed through my paintings I have found my own style and learned a lot about painting the body and movement. As the purple and orange ladies (the one chosen) was my latest painting of six paintings that I have done I feel that this is more me.

So where do I go from here? Well next month I plan to have some gicleé prints done and will see how they sell.

I would like to thanks everyone who commented on my paintings which was a huge influence on my final decision. I had such lovely comments from you all. And lots of advice too. A few had suggested I have them made into greetings cards and I will be looking into that too.

If all goes well I hope to have them for sale here on my website soon. So watch this space! Or sign up for my newsletter updates (top right).