Thursday, May 26, 2016

New directions

I have been considering taking a new direction. One that is not totally foreign, but definitely more adventuresome.
 Here I altered canvas substrates with modeling paste around the edges to make a frame. Then pressed various stamps into the paste for interesting texture and pattern. As it dried, a few cracks appeared. That I like. Several coats of acrylic paint was applied until I found my desired result. The centers received a few layers also of paper and gesso, paint and inked vintage encyclopedia pages and paper napkin applique.

" Bird in the Hand",   mixed media painting, 10 x 10.
"The Marchioness' Journey", mixed media painting,
 8 x 10.

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