I’m out of my comfort zone with these next two. Forcing myself to break away from the large faces and raw technique, I decided to work on 2 pieces where the backgrounds are prominent to the composition.
Here’s a photo series showing the build-up of mediums to create this snowy angel: torn paper, modeling paste on stencils, tissue paper, gesso, and acrylics:
This is fun to go reckless with and dot, dab, splotch as many layers of paint to cover most of the board except a horizon. I am using a long 12″x 26″chunk of pine board from the garage. Discovered I really like working on solid wood surface. Sick of spongey canvas for now.
After building up lots of color, grab the Gesso and begin painting around dabs of color to form flower shapes. Its kind of like painting negative space, I think. Again, out of my comfort zone, but really had fun with this.