Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cattail And Dragonfly Painting In 3D & Blog Vacation

The latest piece of art to come off my easel is "Wings Of Glass" , my first 3 D acrylic painting.  I've always loved cattails and of course, dragonflies so I decided to make them the subject of this particular piece.  This painting measure 16" h x 8"w x 1 1/2" d.

The part I loved the most about creating this painting was the 3 D aspect....the cattails, leaves, dragonfly and part of the background, were done with mediums.  The dragonfly is comprised of a (glass effects) medium and the rest of the above mentioned areas are done in stucco.  The final product is a painting that you can see but also feel as well, the texture is really fun to run your hand through.  To see the effects close up, click on the image above to get a better look.

Next on my list for the new year will be more 3D paintings and I got the idea yesterday, while feeding my dogs breakfast ( why then you might ask.....I cannot possibly say) to create a series of multi canvas - 3D - Bonsai paintings.  Cannot wait to get started on one of those in January.  For the time being, I'm taking a bit of a painting break to enjoy the holidays.  Have a great Christmas everyone, see you in the new year


Sandy's Creations in Clay said...

Ruth, I love Cattails and Dragonflies too. Your painting captures the beauty of both!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Ruth! I love those cattails. I look forward to seeing your bonsai series! Have a wonderful holiday break! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Ruth,

It is so kind of you to visit my blog. thank you very much.
I love your last painting with the dragonfly. It is beautiful and I like very much the colors you used. I am sure this new painting will find very quickly a new home :o)
I do no know if you know that I have another blog. It is a blog dedicated to my mixed media paintings. When you have the time, please visit me at

I started making mixed media at the beginning of 2012 and I like very much to do it. It is a change from my nature watercolors.

I wish you a very beautiful time with your familly.
Joyeux Noël and Bonne Année !

Hélène G.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The teal dragonfly stands out so well on this piece! I love 3-D art and can't wait to see the rest of your new pieces.
Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your time off :)

Vee said...

Have so enjoyed looking around here...the November 10 post was particularly intriguing. My daughter paints a lot, mostly landscapes. She'd probably love attempting a quadtych.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, your newest painting is gorgeous. Love the colors and details. Thank you for stopping by to say Merry Christmas. Wishing you the joy of the holiday too and all the best in the New Year.
Enjoy your holiday break and see you soon.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Duni said...

Dear Ruth, I love dragonflies and cattails (now I know what they are called in English) also!
Your 3D technique makes the dragonfly become "alive" on the painting. So very beautiful!
Congratulations on the Art Show! I know what you mean, we don't have much wall space at home either.
Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays - enjoy your blog break! best wishes,

Catherine Holman said...

I love the 3D effects Ruth! Have a Merry Christmas!

holly via said...

Beautiful painting! Love your use of color and the 3D effect.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hi Ruth,
Just wishing you a Happy New Year with lots of happiness!!!
Val :)