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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mixed Media "Paint"

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This is the first acrylic painting I've ever completed, and I started a with a 12 X 12 canvas, trying several different techniques to see where they would lead me.
I put down a deep blue acrylis base and layered on my favorite black and white paper. Next, I painted over the paper with more acrylic. When that dried, I sanded off some of the paint to let the design peek through. I wasn't entirely pleased with the result, so I repainted the sanded areas with watercolors. Then I put on more blue, violet, and white acrylic using a stipling stroke to create depth. While this was drying I drew the little figure with colored pencils and cut out yellow stars. I remembered a clock face that I'd stashed away a couple of years ago just because I knew it would come in handy someday. I used colored pencil to draw the moon's face onto the clock(not very visible in this photo) and inked the edges of the moon. Last I used Modpodge to attach all paper images to the canvas, and this is the result called "Bring Me a Dream." I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by,
Love,
Alberta

16 comments:

Natalie B said...

This is gorgeous :-) I love it. Blue is one of my fav colours.

mixedmediamonday said...

Just gorgeous! I'm so glad you came to play on Mixed Media Monday! Diane

Willy said...

This is fabulous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is wonderful. So gorgeous. Love it.

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Donna said...

Lovely fun piece :)

ilonka said...

this looks really great!

sija said...

Fabulous!!

Anneke said...

a gorgeous card and colors

Claudette said...

beautifully done

Charlie said...

What cute images. I love the moon as a clock. So creative.

deb said...

This is great, reminds me of a story book I had when I was small :o)

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

Gillian said...

Love the depth of blue, what a great piece.

The Reluctant Aquarian said...

this is so much fun! I love it!

pattie said...

This painting has such a joyous whimsy...I so appreciate that you enjoy my blog enough to place me on your link list!! From my heart to yours..may your day be deliciously creative!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie