This above multimedia piece was started in the fall in an acrylic painting class I took. I missed one class, and never seemed to be able to catch up. I am a slow poke when it comes to painting and I always seem to be the last one done. Anyways, this painting has stood on my art desk begging to be completed since then. Finally, I told myself to get it done so I can move on. The part that was holding me up was the plant area. To me it didn't belong, even though it was in the original photograph. After many months of stewing and pondering, I figured out the problem. When I drew the plant, I left out the rocks and that made the plants look like they didn't belong! At last, the problem has been solved!!!
To add actual texture, we used different gel mediums that had things like glass beads and sand to the rocks. We also used molding paste, crackle medium and a few other mediums. It was a bit challenging painting over some of the applied textures. The trick to this painting was paying attention to the shapes of the negative spaces and not think about painting the rocks or the plant.
I love rocks because there are no two alike, just like people!
Here are a few more journal pages that I did this week. I used washi tape to create sections.
This second journal page was completed for Sketchbook Skool's Drawing A Day Prompt: Flourish.
Today I was testing my rubber stamps that I made in Expressing, with Penelope Dullaghan, in last year's klass, but was left with a page of randomness to deal with. My challenge was to make a bunch of random objects flourish together. I ended up with this flourish page. I have an acreage and a bunch of barn cats. The cats will do ANYTHING to flourish, even if it's going to make them look RIDICULOUS!
I hope you too had a holiday full of joy and art. Happy Paint Friday to you!