Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunny Flowers, Original Acrylic Painting by Kelley Carey MacDonald

This is a demo I did for my 'story board' at Michaels.  Let me tell you, there are entirely different skill sets for painting... and for collage/poster making.  I spent THREE hours today trying to make tiny stickers in the shape of letters explain briefly the painting process.  I think, in the end, it looks more like a ransom note, where all the individual letters are cut from different spots in magazines - all crooked and tilting.  People at the store were very kind.  However, about once a minute someone, seeing me in my 'Michaels' uniform, would ask me where something was.  Now... I only know where the art supplies are!  And, well, the flowers, as I was standing in the middle of them.  
Anyway, if you go to the Michaels' in Middletown and see my storyboard - do not laugh.  :)  I hope I paint better than I make posters!
Below... two of the steps in between...
The initial sketch 

And the block-in

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  1. You are so funny Kelley! A ransom note... I bet the poster was very artistic and made people stop in their tracks to read it. You grabbed their attention for sure.
    Love seeing your steps and process!

    ps- Want a donut to pacify?

  2. Kelley, Just can't get enough of your step by step, paintings! I love seeing how you work, so inspiring!

  3. Excuse me Maam, wheres the gimp?
    Nice flowers!

  4. Funny!
    This perseverance will pay off.
    The painting came out well.

  5. Sunflowers always make me smile. Whether I am painting them or looking at a painting of them.
    So cheery!

  6. Okay, first, love the sunflowers and two your stories never cease to put a smile on my face. Request: would you please post a picture of your ransom note and also of you in your Michaels uniform. Please Kelley, please

  7. Hi Kelly, Nice Sunflowers! I like the negative space stems and petals

  8. Amy, you are not funny.

    NO! I can't take a picture of me in my Michael's uniform!!! I think I even don't wear it right (let's see.. black collared shirt (or polo), khaki's, black socks, black shoes with heels enclosed. Apron. MAYBE a name tag. Not sure. Never actually punched in...

  9. lovin' your sunflowers...even if you had to wear the uniform for them!


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