Mixed Media~Beast

This is an easy, fluid technique to build up lots of texture underneath a painting. This is one of the biggest pieces I’ve done: 20 x20.

IMG_2026 Begin with covering the board/canvas in several lighter and darker color patches. When that is dry, cover it all with random brushstrokes of GAC 100. When that is dry, cover the color patches with a light layer of white.

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You can apply fabric or tissue paper, under paint to add texture. From here, when an area for a figure begins to “reveal” itself, enjoying shaping it out.

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3 thoughts on “Mixed Media~Beast

  1. I love this; from the eyes to the ‘beast’ and the background I love this. Building texture in steps works well; the girl’s clothing is so real. ❤

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