The inspiration behind these painting are from our recently decorated stairs and landing with a oriental blue border and I wanted some paintings to go up the stairs.
The Peace symbol originally came from a stencil I have had a few years but enlarged it to the size I wanted for the canvas. I painting the symbol in, in black acrylic paint and use my oriental unmounted stamps with versamark ink and silver embossing powder.
This symbol of good luck was also a stencil and enlarged it to the correct size and use the same technique as above.
This symbol of joy was also a stencil which I have enlarged and use the same technique as before.
This Dragon was also a stencil from a few years ago and I just drew round the shapes and painted it in with dark silver acrylic paint (but sometimes it looks gold if the light catches it right.) and found a symbol from the internet that means dragon and painted that the same colour as the dragon. I used my oriental unmounted stamps again with versamark ink and black embossing powder this time. I tried to go for a more masculine piece this time with no floral images.
I really likes dragon but im not sure if this one is my favourite one, Do you have a favourite?