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Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year!

I had this whirring around in my head for a while, so on Chinese New Year I sat down and put it to canvas.
The base coat is acrylic, red and some orange. The I used a stencil, some gelatos and oil pastels for the background. I used some Inka Gold for the edges, and i had ordered some nice Chinese napkins, which I used for background, glueing them down with Gel medium.
Then I drew on the goat, from a photo I had in my "Inspirations' folder.
I shaded the goat with Dimensions stamp ink. While I was in Chinatown the other day, I found these amazing coins that had Chinese script and dragons on them, and attached a few to the canvas as well. Finally, I found the birdie sitting in the tree, gave it a rub with Dimensions ink, and added it as well. Lets hope that the year of the Goat brings us all health, happiness, and prosperity!


  1. It is beautiful and perfect for the Lunar New Year.

    1. Thanks, Rhoda, it was fun to make. I think I'll start on the art journal now.

  2. Beautiful Donna and so good fort his time of the year...love the colours.

  3. Thanks Sue, the acrylics give a nice solid background, I loved that red.