Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunny Flowers, Original Acrylic Painting by Kelley Carey MacDonald

9x12
NFS
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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9 comments:

  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?

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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...

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

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