12×12 acrylic and mixed-media on canvas. This was such a fun commission. Really enjoyed painting these lovely peeps. Happy Anniversary!
I know it’s been like a month since I have posted on my blog. I’ve actually been posting every day but mostly on instagram and my new Facebook page. I am planning a new website which will move me away from blogger and onto wordpress for my URL. Enough about me.
I didn’t have much of a plan today. Just practicing some of the techniques I learned two weeks ago with Dina Wakley. I know it looks similar to the fox but who doesn’t like sunbeams coming out from behind them!
Finished a second bird mixed-media painting. In the last one I looked at it for a long time and thought it needed something red. I ended up not adding any red. This time, I added a heart to one of the birds. Here’s the first for comparison. I think they both turned out.
Added some stencil shapes in molding paste, black cup rings and bubble wrap marks. Next, I think I will be adding some magazine bits and text. I’d really like to muck it up. (What’s the worst that could happen? I start over. I’m ok with that. It’s how you learn.)
This week, I peeled back the non-glued page sections and sanded the whole thing. Then the canvas got a wash of white gesso and (after dried) another sanding.
I planned my new color palette. I’m going to go with more soft – but not pastel – blues and greens. I plan on including a tiny bit of red/purple along the silhouette. I think I should have painted the initial color down farther but that is easily fixed tomorrow or so. I warned you that this project would be slow going. I don’t think the pictures quite do the colors justice.
FYI – My desk has a glass top and under it there is room to put “stuff”. I only mention that for those of you who, like me, like to look behind the subject of a picture to see what else the photo holds. In picture two you can see the cover of a Powerful Choices for the Environment booklet that I worked on at my former job. In the first picture you can see my parasite pal patches. Those things still crack me up!