I finished this painting, almost finished a second one and even worked on a small third one all that day.
This is from Lesson 8 : 2D texture for my Texture Town class. This class really is the best! I can't believe how much I'm getting out of it! I love it!! I know I keep saying it, but it's true! If anyone is considering it, I highly recommend it!
This was painted on a 12x12 canvas. I glued down paper, fabric, netting, mesh, and ribbons with gel medium. I then used the gel medium to create texture and stamped into it (in the center red square) and used stencils to add the raised dots.
I painted this to hang in the direction that is shown, but once it was done, I turned it clockwise one turn and liked it that way too. So I posted both in the class forum to see what they thought and one of the teachers, Julie Prichard, suggested turning it once more. So I ended up posting it all four ways and asking the other students to vote. Everyone liked it a different way! I think it's a wonderful "problem" to have. I've never experienced this before. So I decided just to go with how I originally planned it, and whoever ends up buying it down the road can hang it however they want!
And here's my photo for Shadow Shot Sunday. I thought this went well with the painting above with a bit of similar colors and pattern. To join in the fun and see more shadows, pop on over to visit Hey Harriet.