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Painting on a gourd by Yovette 
It was during another hunting trip in Oregon last fall that I started this project. The weather had been exceptionally beautiful and flowers were still in bloom. I used acrylic Paint to start this project and a dried gourd that my sister had given me. I began by dabbing on cool colors of paint in no particular order. I just needed a base coat.
Spring flowers gourd 1
While that dries, often times before I start a new project such as this gourd I will sketch or paint out some ideas on paper. I will gather all of my materials along with either wax paper or butchers paper And just play to see what I come up with.
Spring flowers gourd 2
Once I like what I have created on paper, I am ready to get started on the gourd. Using water miscible paint over the acrylic paint makes a surface that is easy to work with. Water miscible is an oil based paint that cleans with water. It sticks to acrylic very nicely. I started with a green background for foliage, and added flowers to the center.
Spring flowers gourd 3
The final photo shows added flowers, buds and a butterfly. Once completed the gourd is sprayed with a varnish to give it shine and protection. Gourds are a bit hard to paint on because they are so smooth But it is a good challenge.
Spring flowers gourd 4
I was not sure I would like the Water Miscible paints, but after playing with them for a while, I decided they were pretty nice. You can view more paintings on my website at http://www.mymagicbrushes.com
Have a blessed day!     
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Comments on: "“Spring Flowers” on a gourd" (6)

  1. You have mastered the challenges of painting on a gourd, and as always, your floral paintings are beautiful.

  2. Thank you sow much for the compliment! Guess where I am learning it from??? 🙂

  3. Callie Smith said:

    Wow…it looks so three dimensional! Great job.

    • Thank you Callie for the comment. I do enjoy looking at your art work also. It is interesting to see how different people see things, like the owl! Happy painting.

  4. Amazing! so beautiful art work love it.

  5. Painting is one of the ways to express one’s joy in life, and part of the art of being happy! Thank you for visiting my site.

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