I use to paint a series that I called "Jewelled." I found that when I layered gel medium and paint that I could mimic the effect of gemstones. I loved the iridescent glow and play of light. This was back in
2006. Soooooo much fun!
I've taken this painting and created a fun, fresh gemstone repeat. I think it
would make a great wrap dress or casual shirt. Or.... to use as gift wrap (all via the link below).
Here is the painting I used to create my gemstones
While it is snowy and cold in Indiana, here it is windy and feels like fall.
Ducklings are hatching, mangoes are still flourishing, and, as always, flowers are blooming.
One of my favorite things about living here in Australia is that there are always new
flowers blossoming. Even in winter.
Here are some shots from a walk:
I'm not sure what this is, but the colored bands of red and violet are striking!
Mangoes. I love these!!! They sell for $5 a piece here at the beginning of their season. Right now they are fetching $2.50 each and I cannot get enough of them. Someone sure is lucky to have this tree. It is filled thick with fruit.
Flame pink blossoms dotted with tiny dainty white flowers
Seed pod. How pretty!
An air plant? These are found growing on trees here. They get quite large. I like them when they are tiny.