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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crumbled Rusty Garden Wall Painting


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!

9 comments:

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Stunning, you are rocking this class ;-) I think I need to paint more to find the 'me' in my paintings !

Single Stone Studios said...

I love the rust and the real rusty bits you added. This is fantastic!

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

I love your art, and I love what you have to say about taking what you are learning and making it more "you". I know exactly what you mean!

Two Dog Pond said...

this i love.

Diane said...

Loving this--I'm hoping to sign up for this class when my finances allow.

Sada Vee said...

Wow. I definitely couldn't see this detail on ichat. BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the unexpected--the juxtaposition between the soft beautiful palette and the old, rusty nails. Creative Tension!! Perfect!

Now, get yourself a profile and a self portrait, girl! I'll be checkin' up on ya! xoxoxo

Kristin said...

YES! This is so YOU! And I would LOVE to paint with you - well, Starbucks is a start, lol! This is just stunning and the rusted pieces are my favorite bits, xoxo

Antonella said...

I found you from OWOH... I love your work... I just became a follower. Hugs, antonella :-), #153

laurel said...

Yum!! So much fun texture.