I'm so happy to have had the chance to paint last night :D Painting always does the soul good! This is a 12x12 canvas and this is how I started out:
I really had no idea what I wanted to create when I began so I just started going through all my scraps of paper and started gluing them on. Next I used an oil pastel crayon to scribble some shapes for a little resist action.
I gave the canvas a light wash of Unbleached Titanium and I wanted to use my Adirondack Metallic Gold dabber. I've never used them before and when I tried to open it the whole top came off so I had globs of paint all over. I decided to just use my fingers and put in on the canvas. I also used a palette knife since there was so much all over the place. I really like the textured I got from this :D
Still not sure of what I was doing, I turned to my go to color "blue" and created a border.
I washed over the center with Green Gold fluid acrylic but it was looking a little blah to me.....
So, I brought in a punch of cobalt blue to brighten things up :D
Now for some definition, I added a border and outlined the star with India ink.
At this point, it was looking a little dark so it was time to bring in some white. I used a large bubble wrap and gesso. I also brushed on some of the gesso to create a back drop for the title.
Here is the finished piece!!
The title "Bliss" is from K&Company, Brenda Walton Die-Cut Cardstock. I spritzed it with Tattered Angels, glued it on, outlined with my Faber-Castell marker and white pen. I also stamped some flourishes, drew in some stars and splattered white paint to finish it off.
I added a Tim Holtz stamp that reads
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to keep".
That's so true, don't you think!?
I hope you like my latest mixed media canvas as much as I do. I really enjoyed making it and am so happy with the way it turned out. Thank you for visiting me today!
I look forward to reading your comments :D