Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Painting course with Mette Monk.

A short while ago I was lucky enough to join a short painting evening
with the artist Mette Monk
together with 3 lovley artistic friends of mine.
The course was held at Mette Monks home, 
such an inspirational place, her paintings and art work 
everywhere, with beautiful open landscape views.
We chose acrylic paint for our medium as it drys fast. 
We were all inspired by the beautiful birdhouses 
of all shapes and sizes
she has in every nook and cranny and her works with them.

Here are the 3 bird houses I have painted 
and attached to my canvas (size 20x60cm)

There are lots of layers of paint here Starting off with light blue
to suit the clippings of wall paper I glued on.
I have used  a pallet knive to get my desired rough effect.
I should mention this is a mixed media project :O)
The text is stamped in acryllic paint using foam stamps.

Here is the finished picture.
What a wonderful course it was,
it really got my creative juices flowing.
Thank you so much Mette Munk,
I'm sure you have not seen the last of us!

I have found some challeges to enter this project into:

Cupcake craft challenges #185 - The sound of music (bird song)
(Ends 1/4)

The Crazy challenge #112 - add a sentiment.
(Ends 30/3)

C.C.C #7 - Spring.
(Ends 8/4) 

Paper Sundaes #113 - Spring blossoms.
(Ends 31/3)

Happy days folks, with Happy living!

Regards  Nina


  1. Så koselig å se ditt flotte fuglebilde her på bloggen:) med de 3 pastellhusene på rekke og rad. Takk for en HERLIG kveld sammen hos malerinnen Mette, det var så utrolig hyggelig,kreativt og inspirerende, ja:) Klem!

  2. Må si meg enig med Marianne her! Bilder ditt ble kjempeflott Nina! Kult med de "slitte" husene, ognteksten ble så stilig med skyggen!
    Takk for en veldig hyggelig og kreativ kveld - den må vi gjenta;)

  3. A gorgeous work of art, I love all the different elements. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  4. Mette Buerødegård29 March 2012 at 08:38

    Happy living sier jeg bare!Kjempefint bilde!

    Mette Munk

  5. It's just adorable! I really love the colours, the sweet bird houses! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge Blog!

  6. Beautiful canvas,Nina the colours are beautiful and the little birhouses are so sweet.
    I have nominated you for the Liebster award,details are on my blog.Kellscards.blogspot.com

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


  8. How lovely! I want to take a class with her; everything you did is so creative and pretty.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art with us at Creative Card Crew.


  9. Hi Nina,
    This looks gorgeous. I love the idea. The bird houses are so cute & your bird looks fantastic. Did you paint that yourself? Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Andie xx

  10. Tre små fuglehus i flotte hus på ett flott bilde

    Klem Fra Eva Helen


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