Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?~ Mary Oliver  

new blog post by @schulmanArt, Miriam Schulman

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The Summer Day, 11×14″ art by Miriam Schulman

As my art evolves, sometimes I have paintings in my studio that no longer fit my style. For example, I did a grasshopper and although I really liked the grasshopper itself, the painting was no longer speaking to me. I thought the colors in the background were too dark and ominous. I also decided I wanted to incorporate some fun patterns using mixed media techniques I

BEFORE- watercolor on canvas

have been mastering. I also was bored of the butterfly. The butterfly painting was nice enough, but I felt it was too pedestrian. So both paintings were transformed in my studio yesterday. I am particularly please with the transformation ( metamorphis!) of the grasshopper art. Check out the before and after photos of my art and tell me if you agree!

BEFORE- watercolor on canvas
AFTER – mixed media Butterfly art

I would love to see the art in a cottage chic or Boho decor room. The mixed media artwork combines the best in collage and watercolor on canvas.The bug paintings would also be cure in a kids room or a shared kids’ bathroom since the Insect Art with a touch of flowers and butterflies would appeal to both boys and girls. Dont you think the art would also look great hung up next to each other since the are in the same color palette?

Today I am going to spend the rest of my day looking around for other canvases I can transform. I have a few in my insect series that I think could use some form of whimsy.
A frame is not required for display since the sides are patterned orange and aqua like the front.

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BTW, Did you know I am now teaching online classes in watercolor and mixed media? I joined forces with some other talented artists to offer online art classes? You can read all about my online art classes and join us! I would love to get to know you and help you on your art journey!

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0 thoughts on “Transformations”

  1. Fabulous post Miriam… and thank you for featuring my artwork from Etsy… your blog is gorgeous… and your artwork… beautiful…. looking forward to following along with you…

    Jenny ♥

  2. Dear Miriam – found your blog through Deb Harvey's post. Your art is awesome…I like your transformations. Will stop here with my comments because I want to do some more browsing on your blog and in your gallery. Have a great week-end…I will be back to visit soon.

  3. I love your Grasshopper and Butterfly transformations! Great post, and beautiful Treasury. I am excited to have my, "Kitty" included. Thank you! Have a great weekend!

    PS My blog post is about your Treasury, and Painting Transformations' post today.

  4. Great post!. Thank you for sharing. Your Etsy collection is wonderful. I wish you success in your workshop! I too play with collage and I like what you did to the grasshopper. Both where creative styles. .


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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