Monday, July 16, 2007

Personal Symbols Painting

For this part of the Personal Symbols course with Susan Sorrell we painted a background on Lutradur and add some of our symbols to it.

I painted my background with Dye-na-flow paints and the symbols in a selection of Stewart Gill and Lumiere acrylic paints.
I added the details with Adirondack pens.

It is quite large for me this piece at 12" x 15".
It needs a bit more work and is hanging on my wall awaiting inspiration.
I think I will cut it to smaller pieces and use as an overlay and embellish the pieces with stitching and beads.
Probably quilties or maybe postcards!

I like these symbols and see a lot of things I can do with them. Must start writing them down or I will forget!


Carol said...

This is lovely Alis. I love the colours. i am working on a similar theme for my C+G unit on colour as I chose to look at mandala's for it. I have masses of work to do on it over the holidays!

Susan D said...

I love the work your doing for this class.

molly jean said...

Alis, The stamps that you carved and these personal symbols are very appealing! What a neat class! I love the dye-na-flow and Lumiere paints but am unfamiliar with Stewart Gill. I have not worked with Lutradur yet. I tried to order it when I first heard about it but it was out of stock. I need to try again!

Linda D. said...

Oh such beautiful colours and intriguing symbols. I really must join her class next time around, it looks such fun.

hugs, Linda.

Homeleightigger said...

These are so lovely Alis - and so inspiring. Val

StegArt said...

Wonderful symbols, the colors are all so lively and beautiful.

Anonymous said...


this is a real good piece. I love it.


Jill said...

Just beautiful and so very you! I love the colour combinations you use, your work always speaks to me :o)

Alis said...

Thanks all for the wonderful comments.

Molly Jean,
Stewart Gill paints are textile paints and I suppose the British equivalent of Lumiere. They have lots of different types in yummy colours. I like to mix and match ;0)

Hugs, Alis

Susan said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your symbols are wonderful. I wouldn't cut this piece cut at all! It has such potential as a whole...sort of like the various aspects of one's self...lots of little parts/faces/roles/moods that make an entire, wonderful person.

Carol said...

This is lovely Alis. A sketchbook would be a great place to keep all those symbol ideas.

Angelcat said...

What beautiful colours Alis, this looks like an interesting class!

Nikki said...

I love the colors and the personal symbols. They each have such fun details. It is an intreging idea to explore and it would be very interesting to see how the symbols change over time.

Judy said...

Hi! Your blog and work are so beautiful! Visiting from the etsy boomers message board.