Spray Paint Canvas Art

Lately I’ve gotten into spray paint art. I guess it was a visual artform I had never tried before, so the challenge of learning it appealed to me. It is actually much harder than I imagined lol. Learning how to control the spray just right so that you don’t pool the paint, put on too much paint, or get it all over yourself (as spray paint is a pain in the ass to get off your skin).

For my first few paintings I went entirely abstract, just so I could play around and get a feel for the art medium. Here are my first few paintings, which are on canvas panels:

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If you like any of them, they are up for sale on my ebay store!

One of My Favorite Recent Artworks

I just sold this oil pastel painting the other day, but thought I would share because it is one of my favorite recent artworks I have made. I like the earthy, a little bit dark atmosphere, and the figures in line. If I remember right, this was inspired by an old, vintage photo of men waiting in a line to go to their factory job.

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3 Mixed Media ACEO Sticker Collages

Here is a look at a few mixed media ACEO sticker collages I have made and put up for sale! Let me know which one you like the best!

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A Couple Christmas Themed Collages

Here are a couple Christmas themed ACEO collages I made this year! Both were made with Christmas washi tape found at Michaels and other art supplies I had on hand. The first collage is still up for sale on my Ebay store, but the 2nd one (the cat themed one) was actually made as a gift for a good friend.

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Wordless Wednesday – Abstract Oil Pastel ACEO Artworks

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(Art for sale on Ebay)

New Fun, Cute Sticker Collages

Here are a few fun, cute ACEO (2.5″ x 3.5″) sticker collages I made a while ago. My personal favorite is probably the polar bears one, but I think they are all cute in their own way:

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I Won 3rd Place in Another Art Contest!

Maranda Russell, Untitled #1, 2.5 x 3.5

I got some great news yesterday! The above artwork won 3rd place in the “Finding Your Inner MozArt” art contest! I get $75 in prize money plus whatever the piece sells for, so not bad!

I think the best part for me personally though, is that the head judge is the Director Emeritis of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego! This is the first time I’ve had someone that important associated with a major art museum recognize and reward my artistic endeavors! I know we shouldn’t focus too much on important job titles and all that, since the art itself is most important, but it still rocks to be recognized officially like that!

I saw quite a bit of the competition works for the contest and they were very impressive, so I know winning 3rd place really is a big deal! Had I been a judge, I would have had a hard time deciding!

New Acrylic Painting – Lasagna

When I was painting the other day, I asked my husband what I should paint next and he said “lasagna”, so I created this abstract acrylic painting while envisioning Garfield trying to eat it:

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I like the way it turned out, even with the wet blending.

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