I had a great show these last 2 weekends--very busy--not much time to make any new art. Needless to say, I missed my art room, playing with paint--just playing. So it felt good to do just that. Here's the outcome of my latest playtime--
....now let me back up and show you the transformation of this once old, shabby, dirty, forgotten cupboard door....
first step--add some book pages in the center of the door--
... then adding some Golden fluid acrylics Yellow Ochre and Indian Yellow Hue (one of my favorite color combinations) to the sides and inside lip of the center--next--
....taking those same colors plus some Titan Buff and painting over the text, but making sure not to completly cover it--I like the texture that the text gives
Now it was time to get out papers that I've been painting (a lot of them were from my workshop that I taught back in September)--
and I made some new textured ones too--
I used these papers for the 'frame' of the piece--
I don't always start with the frame of the door when I do these. Sometimes I make my main image first, which helps me determine how I want to do the frame. But this time, it was the other way around--the frame told me what colors to use for the focal point of the piece. Next, was the main image with some more paper play--
And then back to my favorite paints--Golden Fluid acrylics and a touch of Prisma NuPastels
(a hard chalk pastel--love working with these)
so happy with the texture and layers of this piece--
I really enjoy working on these cupboard doors that I find at flea markets and garage sales--found a bunch at the Springfield flea market too!
Next post--more play!