Yup. I’m at it again! I am taking some of my older paintings and redoing them using some of the new techniques I’ve learned over the past couple of years. “All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go” is one that I always felt was missing something. I think the newly repainted version is a much better fit. If you look closely, you will see lots of tiny dresses in the window! The shop also has a name, Millie’s Dress Shoppe. No hidden meaning…I just liked the name.
So this week, I started with a black canvas, then added the sunflower and decorative ‘hardware’. I used acrylic polymers to add depth to the center of the flower and the edges. Had a difficult time making this colorful. On a black canvas, paints are much darker than they appear! After a lot of layering, I finally got the colors I envisioned.
Continuing my experimentation with acrylic polymers, I found that while Acrylic Moulding Paste doesn’t work well with every piece, it does add texture to an otherwise flat looking canvas. I loved using it on Beached at Washington Oaks State Park because it added a third dimension to the piece.
I enjoy mastering new techniques and this one was a lot of fun. I like paintings with texture and quite honestly, acrylics weren’t giving me the depth I was striving to achieve. “Wilting Hibiscus” is the first of my original paintings to employ a technique using acrylic molding paste, then painting the paste with brightly colored acrylics on a black canvas to add depth.
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The Art and Antique Gallery of Eau Gallie has selected “Eulogy to the Incandescent” to display there in the month of November. This is my first 3-D, mixed media piece and I am honored to be there for the RECYCLED Trashtastic Art Show. Yes, it is for sale if you so desire and the bulbs glow in the dark!
Well, Matthew has passed us by, but its coming meant the cancellation of two shows I planned to participate in: The annual Garden Club of Ponce Inlet Arts and Crafts Show, which has not been rescheduled, and Art in the Alley on Beach Street in Daytona which is now set for October 21.
A big thank you to everyone involved in Art Prize, the world’s largest art show in Grand Rapids, MI. A special thank you to First Park Congregational which hosted, Tulips, Tulips Everywhere.
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