I'm lovin' mixed media. Paint outside the lines (gasp!), and do what makes you happy. This is my happy. Mixing paints, being messy - no rules. I bought a heavy apron that is now so wonderfully covered in paint from my hands and as my online artist instructor would say, you can see the history in it.
Here's what I started a few days ago.
Exciting, eh!! Here's what I learned. Sand the wood before you put Gesso on it. Well silly me! I do tend to jump in with both feet and then realize I should have worn boots.
Adding collage elements. And...here's what I learned. It would be good to lay down some textures before..yes...jumping in with both feet. This is a learning experience, but not a stressed out, crazy learning curve. It's fun mucking about with paints and collage.
Now I'm cookin'...and having fun with bold colours! Far from done though.
Well....I started another piece, but I will get back to this one. Stay with me folks...I promise you a finished painting soon.
Fun Stuff & News
My mom is so sweet. Tells it like it is. No candy coating. No filter.
I showed mom two of my paintings. 'I don't like them. I don't understand this kind of art',
I'm laughing now as I recall the conversation. Told mom it's okay because everyone has different tastes.
Now to the news...I'm retiring after 37 years with the same company. Am I delighted? Absolutely!
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