‘Spiralbird’ copyright 2012 by Shiloh Moore
11″ x 14″ Mixed Media on Canvas
Completed 26/8/12
I found some beautiful purple paper with silver scribbled sheet music on it, by Alison Ellis Design scrapbooking paper.  I wanted to use it in a mixed media painting.  I thought of using it with a bird so the music was bird song.  I drew a simplified image of a bird and I imagined it with spirals coming up from the bottom.  
I played around with pearlised coloured acrylic paints for the background.  Then added some silver spots using bubblewrap.  Then I glued on the scrapbooking paper.  Then I drew on the outline of the bird and it looked like this: 

Then I filled in the body with silver and it looked like this:

Then I drew on the spirals and Spiralbird was complete!

11 thoughts on “Spiralbird

  1. NJ Reply

    Absolutely love it, Shi! Well done on completing it and well done on your endless creativity. Love it and love you! NJ 🙂 xxoo

  2. Jani Reply

    Absolutely delightful. I'm a sucker for spirals and purple, so this really does it for me. 🙂 This would make a delightful notecard! Jan (from CFAS)

  3. Shi Reply

    Thanks so much, Jani! I will definitely make cards from it 🙂 Thanks for leaving a message!

  4. Shi Reply

    Thanks so much Coleen! I checked out your blog and am now following 🙂 It's nice to meet new arty people. Thanks for your kind comments! Much love x Shi

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