Here's another finished mixed media painting that I made as homework for the online Texture Town class. Remember I mentioned the art vortex and getting paintings done in the last post? This is another one that I worked on that day. It is supposed to be a soft pretty crumbly wall, but I had to kick it up a notch with some rusty bits and faux rust paint so it felt more "me".
I've been collecting rusty bits for years (sounds dirty, LOL!) and didn't know what exactly I was going to do with them....until now!! I knew they would be worked into my art, but I hadn't really used them yet.
I'm so excited and I LOVE the way it turned out! I told my husband that this painting has been in me for quite a while now, I guess I just needed this class and these techniques to bring it out! Everything in it's own time, right?
This shot above shows my favorite part of the painting...it really does look old and decayed.
This is done on a 12x12 canvas with layers of Heavy Gel Medium, stencils, Golden's fluid acrylics, and of course... found rusty bits.
I hope you all are constantly learning more, and taking what you are learning and making it more "you"....you have to...no one else will!