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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Finished Texture Painting and SSS : Double Vision

This painting was done for one of our lessons in the Texture Town class I'm taking.  It was done using Golden's Heavy Matte Gel which was then scraped, stenciled, stamped into with random things ....some which are meant to be used for art...others ...not so much.  It was fun searching the house for things that would add a cool texture.  So much fun to do!  Then it was painted and glazed MANY times until I was finally happy with it.  I wanted it to almost look like rusted metal here and there (I love rusty things).  I think my favorite part is the top left side (1st photo below).


Don't you just love all the texture?  And the rich, earthy colors...yum.  We have a limited palette for the class, but the colors are amazing and everyone's work looks so different depending on which colors they use more of, and how they mix them, etc...  It's wonderful.  



Below are my shadow shots for this week.  It's the shadow of a plant being cast on our basement window.  I love how it's a double shadow...one on the screen, one on the window.



To see more shadows go check out Shadow Shot Sunday over at Hey Harriet's here.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your shadow shots and the textture of the background makes it even more interesting. The artwork before looks really interesting too.
Barbiboo
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Bec Clarke said...

Oh I love your canvas, I have not started one yet but I am so loving the video's. I have just watched this class and wish I had time and space to start NOW. Congrats on all of your beautiful artwork. I love looking at your blog.

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

It's a beautiful painting and I think you succeeded in achieving the rusty metal look !
Beautiful shadowshot too, double shadows, cool ;-)

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! Your painting is lovely. I do indeed love the textures and earthy colours! Your shadow shots are very arty too!

I hope you have a super week ahead :)

PS - Yes, I may need to take pics of my gigantic dandelions!

Diane said...

Oooh yes, I just want to touch this!!
P.S. Very cool shadow shot!!

Nelly said...

I am loving your texture painting. Not only is the texture rich, but so is the color. Very Nice!

Also, you shadow shot is stunning.

Beverley Baird said...

Love the texture in your artwork! It's gorgeous!
Great shadows for the week as well!

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Beautiful textures and I think you captured the rusty metal look very well!

Two Dog Pond said...

Love LOVE the textures you are painting - and the shadows on the screen? Look like a painting waiting to happen.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow!! Love love love your painting! I want to know about glazing! How do you do that??

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadow hunters
implore, “Give us light, give us
eyes to see—and more!”



SSS: Antlers

Carin said...

Esther, your texture painting is absolutely gorgeous. You're right about the colours, they are so yummy.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Esther! Fabulous texture! I want to feel it as well. You surely captured the rusty metal look. Wonderful job! Great shadow shot too! Have a lovely day! :)

Kristin said...

TG - so FAB! xoxo

Julie Prichard said...

That really is a gorgeous painting!!

Manya Keseloff said...

I just love this texture painting! I love the colors and it totally stands out to me. And the Shadow Shot is awesome too. I didn't know at first it was just a shadow and it has an Asian feel to it. I love it! Once again, good eye!