Here are the other abstracts that I mentioned in my previous post. It’s a set of two paintings that I have name Obscured. These are larger than most of my paintings at 20 by 20 inches. They are on a gallery wrapped canvas that has 1 1/2 inch deep sides that are painted black. I used mainly acrylic paints and charcoal pencil. I had a lot fun making scribbles with the charcoal pencil and then somewhat obscuring the marks with paint.
Can’t believe it has been a month since I last posted. I have been busy but at least some of that busyness included art making. I finished this abstract painting, along with a few others, since my last post. This painting is on a 12 x 16 inch canvas with the painting extended onto the sides. I used mica flakes to add some glimmer. I like the texture the flakes add to the painting in addition to the glimmer. When I look at it, it makes me think of a formal evening gown so I decided to name it The Gala.
I’ll try to get pictures of the other two paintings and post them before another month goes by.
I’ve been away on a wonderful trip with my daughter and granddaughter for the past week. We went to Walt Disney World in Florida and then on a Disney cruise and had such a great time. It was a very busy week though and I am happy to get back home and back to creating.
I finished a couple of abstract paintings shortly before leaving on the trip. They were inspired by a gold leaf painting I had seen on Pinterest. The first painting (above) is on an 8 x 10 inch wood panel. I started by gluing down some tissue paper that had a map print on it. After that I applied wall paint in white mint and aqua using a palette knife. I also added some white paint letting it mix with the wall paint. I kept building the layers and scratching into the paint. I used a sea sponge to randomly had bits of the darker blue color onto the bottom portion of the panel. Next I added collage medium in spots across the panel and added the gold leaf over the medium. I also added little bits of gold leaf in other areas on the painting. I painted the sides in the white mint color.
After I completed the smaller one, I decided to go bigger. The painting below is on a 20 x 24 inch canvas with the sides painted and gold leaf added there as well. It looks very similar to the first only much bigger.
Have a wonderful week!
I haven’t got much art time in lately with all the holiday preparations going on. It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything on the blog. I have been working on this painting off and on for awhile now and it isn’t finished yet. It is on a 9 x 12″ piece of mixed media paper and I can’t decide if I want to cut it down into two smaller pieces or not. Guess I will put it aside again and get back to wrapping presents.
I wish you all Happy Holidays!
This is the other abstract I had finished a few weeks ago. I finally got my camera settings adjusted (or rather my hubby did), so I could get a picture to post.
I painted this on mixed media paper and then mounted the paper to a wood panel. It is 9 x 12 inches.
Enjoy your weekend!
I recently completed a couple of abstract paintings but only have a picture of one of them to post for now. I somehow managed to mess up the settings on my camera and haven’t taken the time to figure out how to fix it.
I do love painting on paper and then mounting it to a wood panel. This began as a piece of mixed media paper I used to add leftover paint to while working on another project. I have a number of papers like this just waiting to be finished. If I only had more time for art!
Have a great weekend!
I had some time to finish up the abstract I was working on in the previous post. I added some molding paste, and did some stenciling.
I continued the painting on all sides instead of painting them black like I usually do. This isn’t one of my favorites so, who knows, I may rework it at some point.
I have really been wanting to work with the beeswax again and am hoping for some time to do so next week. I bought a griddle and a few colors of encaustic paint. I have watched a few videos where pan pastels were used for color in encaustic and I want to give that a try too.