Flowers & More in Acrylic & Mixed Media

Since before the May 2017 workshop that I taught, I’ve been using Yupo or canvas instead of watercolor paper to create mixed media.

Some of the media I’m using: acrylic inks and Golden High Flow acrylics, alcohol inks, acrylic pens, watercolor crayons, colored pencils, sharpies, white acrylic, white pens…

So I thought I’d post some of my mixed media creations. Some of these have been revised after a few months..sometimes I just keep seeing the flaws and possibiilties and have to take action.

Roses She Said. And Yo-Yos (on Yupo – revised)

Joie de Vivre (on Yupo – revised)

Leaves in a Caterpillar Vase (canvas)

Beaker with Flowers (on canvas board)

Living Gold (yupo)

Nectar Lover (yupo)

Pink Radiance (yupo)



Acrylic/WC Mixed Media Flower Workshop May 13

Pink Radiance

Saturday, May 13 10am – 3pm (one hour for lunch)

Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (home of the Irving Art Association)

Create beautiful abstract flowers!

Start loosely and playfully with transparent watermedia, then create a whimsical design with negative painting and your favorite mark-making tools.


Watermedia – bring your choice of liquid acrylics, acrylic inks, Golden High Flow acrylics,  tube watercolors (sorry, pans are too wimpy) and/or alcohol inks (the last is not permanent).

Bring one tube of white acrylic. (Instructor will bring other colors)

Your choice of mark-making tools – could be acrylic markers, regular markers (not usually permanent), sharpies (not permanent), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gelatos or gel sticks (not permanent), graphite pencils, pastel sticks or pencils, oil pastels, etc. Bring what you have but I recommend purchasing a white sharpie.

Joie De Vivre

Bring one 11×14 or 12×12 canvas or canvas board. Instructor will also supply one small sheet of yupo. You can also bring a small watercolor or acrylic painting you want to transform.

Other tools: Brushes in different sizes, water container, paper towels, and apron. Droppers or pipettes, and dipping pen or calligraphy pen if you have one.

For inspiration, bring pictures of flowers, vases and simple patterns. The instructor will also bring ideas for patterns and extra supplies.

Register by emailing or calling 972-570-7565 or by PayPal payment. Cost: $45 ($40 for IAA members). Pay by check or PayPal below to the instructor Sharon Giles:

choose IAA member or nonmember
IAA Member $40.00 USD
Nonmember $45.00 USD

Here’s an example of an old painting transformed by some of the same techniques: