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Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumnal Art

Happy Autumn
Have to update my crow and my owls 

made some daisy/sunflowers
  with oven bake clay and decided they were too perfect looking
So...I added some modeling paste
 mixed with acrylic paint to make them more unique

I wanted a more primitive folk art look
than  molded flower shape 

The leaf was formed flat
then I curled up the edges
like real leaves would be 

I painted them again
and added white and yellow
and a burnt sienna center to the flowers
and a few shades of green to the leaves

I wanted to do more with the copper wire I have
so I thought a nice little swirl of it
in the center of the flowers would be pleasing to the eye.
do you like it?

Here is the updated crow with the yellow flowers
he is decorating his place too...

a few real crow feathers decorate his tail.

I sanded  the base down on all the edges to
achieve a more primitive feel to the piece 

This Sly Crow is stealing
shiny stars from the sky

What a great
balancing act Mr Crow ! 

Here is my updated owl with dancing pumpkins
or are they trying to roll away in the wind ? 

Mr Owl is watching over the baby pumpkins
 because someone
stole their mommy,
to make a Jack-o-lantern 

this is some of my primitive bark art

did you notice his neck warmer of feathers
Thank you to

Theresa @ Run Around Ranch
for the feathers from beneath her bird feeders

I used the copper wire to make curl-ies on the pumpkin stems
the stems are actual pumpkin stems...

...a la Frankenstein
Yes,.. Igor, We have achieved pumpkin-perfection !

Hugs to you all
from :
Abby  Normal


- KAT -

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TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE the copper curls for the flower centers and pumpkin coils. :) and hurray! the feather 'boa' he's wearing is cute! :)

Anonymous said...

these are just amazing,, I can't beleive the details you do with these,,

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Wow you just keep getting better. The crow is really cool and I love the owl--he looks very soulful. Agree with Laurie--your details get an A+.

jules said...

Thanks for stopping by today. It's always nice to meet someone from Wisconsin.

I poked around here for a while and I might say...you are pretty darn talented!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, good ol' Abby Normal! Another Young Frankenstein fan!!
There..wolf. There castle..
Complete genius!

Love your work, the crows are fab and mutant pumpkins are always a crowd pleaser :)
Hugs, LLJ xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful shots of your work - love the owl and the colourful pumpkins. Thanks for sharing these with us. Elizabeth x #53

Rachelle Ball said...


Thanks for visiting! Your site is a gem!I do all kinds of crafts, etc, but primitive folky things are quickly becoming my main squeeze. I'm your newest follower. ;)

Visiting from: http://dazedtoamaze.blogspot.com/

The Rooster and The Hen said...

Love love love the vivid fall colors!

Kelly said...

...these are sooooo cool! I love what you've created!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative ! Love the crow! and all! ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ happy PPF ^_^

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..Gorgeous post full of magic and spirit and autumnal beauty! I looooove your crow..what a special soul..and your owl is magnificent too! Love creating with clay..your creations are fantastic! Beautiful!
Have a sparkling wkd !

Christine said...

wonderful, inspired autumnal art Kat, enjoyed your pieces today!

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

great crow!! happy ppf!
he definitely likes those yellow flowers.

carlarey said...

These are great! The little curled edges on the leaves are my favorite touch. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, Kat. I like the owl and the crow both. You are really talented with that clay stuff and painting it to look real. The leaf in particular was terrific.

Robin Panzer Art said...

I just Adore your crows! Happy PPF!

Megan said...

You achieved a great look on all of your pieces! Beautiful owl and crow ~ very nice Autumn inspired work :) Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

Hello Kat!!!! I love this Autumnal piece!!! what a gorgeous piece of work.....and the details and way you created the pieces....lovely and so perfect!!!! Wishing you a Wonderful Friday!!! Happy PPF!!!!!

Gloria said...

This is great. I love the step by step process. Wonderfu! Happy PPF!!

EVA said...

These are all fabulous! And perfect for Hallowe'en. (Love the star stealing crow...)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Very autumnal and cool.... so much work goes into these and the results are great !

Geckostone said...

Wow these are sooooooo fun!!! I really really love the crow with the star!!!Deb

Marlene said...

Great crow, very nice - but I must say I love that little owl.

Fallingladies said...

love what you added, great touches!

Melisa said...

These are wonderful! I especially like the owl!

Kristin Dudish said...

The rough textures really make these pieces - love the colors!


Natasha said...

You have been busy. I love the textures and copper wire!

Joni Nickrent said...

Love all of the textures and bright fall colors! How fun! Pop Art Minis

SHERI C said...

The CROW WITH SUNFLOWERS is wonderful!!!!! Very fun work! Happy PPF!

JKW said...

I love how you updated the Crow. He is wonderful. Yes, I love the flowers. The Owl is always a fave of mine. The copper coils top them all off. Blessings, Janet , PPF

Pam Tucker said...

LOVE these Fall pieces! The crow is especially speaking to me. Definitely feeling the call of the season. Wonderful work; all of it, Kat! :-)

Anne said...

How wonderful! I love the look and the textures.


Ayala Art said...

I love your crow! And the flowers are cute and buttons