Thursday, 5 April 2018

Did I say wonky?

I definitely meant wonky.  These houses are so far out of line they'd have sent my strict school-teacher mother bananas.

'The New Hood' mixed media on paper © Win Dinn 2018
Here's what happened.  I'd a yen to turn this collage into a stencil.


 With a Sharpie pen sketch and some judicious cutting, my trusty stencil burner did the job nicely.


I found this yummy Gelli print in my stash, and using the ghost print, created a faint design with some red paint.

Because I'd not been as generous with the paint as I could have been, the design was less than clear so I utilized that Sharpie again and did some outlining in black.  I scrumbled some green grass in the foreground with a stamp pad, just because I could.


Adding several layers of blue acrylic paint mixed with iridescent pearl in the sky area lightened things up considerably.


By the time I added some work in oil pastels the whole neighbourhood was rocking.

'The New Hood' mixed media on paper ©Win Dinn 2018

John and I are pretty sure that the house on the left is our new one (it's because of the tiny garage, says he).  I can hardly wait to meet the neighbours!





If you've got a yen to own this painting, why not share this post to your favourite social media?  Let me know where you've shared it in the comments below, and I'll put your name in a draw for each time you do so.  April 30 is the draw date, so get those fingers working!

32 comments:

  1. I love the 'wonky' whimsical houses ! Have a great day x

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. I am very much enjoying this current theme, and suspect it may hang around for a bit as we wait for our move! Happy weekend, my friend! xo

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  2. Shared on Facebook! :-)

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  3. I think I would want to live in the third house. It looks like an artist's house with a face and beret for the roof.

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    1. Oh that made me laugh, Eileen - you are absolutely right! :D

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  4. Wow, I love your wonky houses and I'm sure I live in the neighborhood. hehehe I shared it on facebook. Great project!! hugs, patty

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    1. Thanks, Patty and thanks too for sharing. Good luck!

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  5. Too much fun Win. I really like the 'Wonky houses' and it was interesting to see your process on this one. I will be sharing on my blog and on FB. - have fun!

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Val, and good luck! Glad you enjoyed the process photos; I so often forget to take any!

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  6. I would LOVE to live in onbe of your amazing wonky houses Win Dinn! Amazing!
    oxo Susi

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    1. I think we're going to have to build a new complex for all us wonky-house-wannabes, Susi! xo

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  7. Looks like your new neighbourhood has great character! You'll fit right in :)

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    1. You can bet on it, Tracy, and so would you? Moving to Canada any time soon?!!!

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    2. Ha ha - that would be a definite NO. No more moves for a long, long time, please! However, I am much closer for a visit now, so who knows...

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    3. I'll watch for the news of your flight, then, and welcome you with open arms! :D

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  8. These are so much fun! I'll take the end one on the right, because it's large and I like my "space" and has a big window for my studio!

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    1. Awesome, Laura - that one has a GREAT studio space, and it's perfect for you! ;-)

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  9. Your wonky houses are definetly wonderful Win!
    Plus, I love the texturizing & colours a lot!
    I would love to live in one of them! :D

    (Sorry, I don't have any social media, it's not my cup of tea for the moment...)

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    1. Thanks, Sim; they definitely suit my personality! We need to build a village like this for artists, methinks!

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  10. I adore your wonkiness... and I know the house on the left is yours my dear not because of the garage but because it's the one with the smile. I think the house second from the right must be your old house he's looking a little befuddled and blue in an orange sort of way. I'll quit now before they come and take me away. Have a great weekend.
    P.S. Sorry I don't do social media I prefer to remain an enigma. (o:

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    1. I'm with you on the smiley house, Deann, although John is really attached to the 'garage' next door. And you could be quite right about that befuddled one! :D Thanks for stopping to comment, social media or no - I love seeing you here, as always!

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  11. These houses are truly wonderful, love them to bits. happy creative week, Angela xxx

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    1. Many thanks, Angela - they were great fun to do. So much so, I might do another round! :D

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  12. Great post - terrific process making a lovely painting!
    May your new neighbours be as wonky as you are!

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    1. I have no doubt that, if they're not now, they soon will be Alice! :D

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  13. Wonky...one of my favourite themes! I enjoy how you share your process Win. Shared on FB and with family...

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this, and many thanks for sharing. Good luck!

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  14. Yay for wonky and thinking outside the box! Loving your whimsy houses and I hope you get good neighbours!

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    1. I with you, Zsuzsa...wonky just suits me to a 'T'! And I suspect our neighbours are going to be just as . . . :D

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  15. That's adorable! I so love wonky and whimsical houses and the blue and orange colours are divine :)

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    1. Thanks, Sal - that was great fun to do, and I am such a fan of blue and orange together as well. It's my favourite complementary colour combo!

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