Mireya ...

painter and writer



Go outside and PLAY poster

I'm super excited to be taking this class. You are awesome! 


You may notice that half of the page looks different than the other. I watched half the video, painted and then watched the rest of the video. I also colored half of the stem on one of the leaves.Oh well great practice!

I also had trouble keeping the puddle of water and adding paint to this? Does that make sense? Oh I did add a little salt.



Practice with transparencies and color blending. Please excuse the terrible pictures


Masking Fluid

I just want to say that this is the first time I used this stuff. I walked past it many times at the store and had this idea of what is it used for and maybe I need to try it....not sure why... and here we are thanks Ana! Wetting your brush every 30 seconds helps. I had a big ball of a dried up piece of glue. The masking fluid was thick at first but I shook it a bit.  Please tell me what I can improve on.  I should have listened to that curiosity before.  

I was embarrassed with showing my mess but, I'm more embarrassed for my little tantrum.


I should have used negative space for the moon.



I need to play with different size brushes.

I am proud of this piece. I  do see a few things I need to fix the nest time I paint it...


I loved looking up at the clouds and trying to identify the shapes...I still do and wanted to explore this.

I love the idea of making clouds by simply painting and then using a cloth to pick up the paint leaving these fabulous clouds.

Here is a sample of this.




I wanted to practice your method here and started with this painting and then almost threw it away. Thank goodness I came to my senses.


I love the colors. I will play around with this some more.


Tried to work in the shapes here. Well I had fun for my first try.  Clearly I went wrong here but I just had to share it. I  used the wrong brush and needed to use darker shades of  blue.  I will use shades of blue the next time I do this.

One more try and so glad I did


Much better... I used a paper towel to create clouds and I love the texture I created. The very top is with practice and gives me lots of ways to play in terms of creating those lovely shapes that I love looking at in the sky.

Need some more clouds on the bottom but not bad for thinking this is a loser let's throw it out.


Here is my experiments.

There were more but oh darn I erased them. Sorry


I love the alcohol one and the glitter the best.

You can see the glitter better here.


I am so in love with the idea of creating big letters with the alcohol!




Cloud update!




Here is what I used.

 I used acrylic paint and pens. Yes lettering is included in my future practice okay.


I am excited with all that I have learned in this class! I have learned so many skills and need to keep on painting. I often blog my experience here  

Thanks Ana for an amazing class and thank you classmates for creating awesome work!




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