Category Archives: Mixed Media

Octobers’ Challenge in Review

Music to My Ears, 48 x48", Acryic/collage on a gallery wrapped canvas, $3500.00

Music to My Ears, 48 x48″, Acryic/collage on a gallery wrapped canvas, $3500.00

This post is a little late coming now that we are nearing the middle of November. In September I challenged myself to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. That totalled 3740 square inches. In October I decided to challenge myself to do the same or more in square inches but in any size (I was craving to work large!). I ended up doing a few small ones too! Five of the paintings where previously started and needed to be resolved.  In total I finished 6336 square inches. What really boosted my total was my large painting “Music to My Ears” which is 4’x4′.  On top of that I taught 3 workshops and displayed my art at the Island Arts Expo!

Here are my results.


30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 17

This painting came together quickly with a few layers. I especially love the sky and the bits of texture and colour in the foreground.

8x8" Miced Media on a Cradled Panel $150.00

Scrivener, Sunset Over the Water, 8×8″ Mixed Media on a Cradled Panel $150.00


SOLD: Pink Poppies on a Clear Day by West Coast Artist Patt Scrivener

Scrivener Patt, Pink Poppies on a Clear Day

Thank you to the person who purchased this painting from the White Dog Studio Gallery in Whistler, BC.  It started out as a demo piece for a local art group and when I came back to the studio I added a few finishing touches. Later on I entered it in a Federation of Canadian Artists Show in Vancouver and recieved an “Award of Excellence” for it.

It has little brass circles that I got from Urban source -(the recycling store for artists in Vancouver) nestled in the horizon line. I like how they echo the center of the poppy.

Repetition is an important element in a painting. This painting was started by laying down texture first and then pouring ink on the surface allowing it to meander into the grooves. the final step was to put in the sky with opaque paint.

I hope the new owner gets many years of enjoyment from this painting.