I've been working on a big project since Saturday, and although I'm not yet finished, I though I would give you a few peeks. I've missed blogging so much, but I discovered that a painting takes a great deal more time than a journal page or an ATC does. This is a painting I'm doing for my husband's birthday, and, since he was a child of the sixties, it's going to be called "Flower Child." (Arty Girlz Flowers Challenge). I started with a 24 X 30 inch canvas added gesso, textured papers, silk flowers, tagboard cutouts and molding paste. At first I used a palette knife for the paste, but mooshing it on with my fingers was so much more fun.
After the modeling paste dried, I started layering on paint using everything from sponge to brushes to my fingers again for application.
When I had most of the paint on the large areas completed, I rubbed over the surface with walnut and black ink pads to bingout the testure. Then, I handpainted flowers onto watercolor paper and carefully cut those out. I did this so I could move them around the compostion and see which arrangement works best. When my art buddy Jann came over Saturday, she suggessted that I photograph the painted tin butterfly hanging in my studio and use it somewhere in this painting. So, I 'll definitely give that a try.
Here's what I've done so far. I have a lot more details to add. Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. I always loved group projects when I was in school, so help me out and make some suggestions!