Sunday, August 21, 2011

painting I am creating

This is the first time I have worked on a wood panel 'canvas'.  I am enjoying it but I wish I would have put gesso on it first.  The wood grain shows through a bit and I don't really care for that.  I suppose I am the only one that would notice that though. 
The first photo shows the application of modeling paste.  I wasn't super keen on the way it was turning out but when a friend walked by and commented that it looked like beads I changed my mind.  After all anything that looks like beads has to be good.
The second photo shows the next stage.  This has many washes of color.  I was tempted to stop at this point as I like it so much. 
There are two more workshops after this though.  Yesterday was one of them where we added mixed media collage.  I chose to let go of any fear that I would ruin it.  Stay tuned for what I did.


Suztats said...

Ah, yes, that moment of fear! We are old friends, fear and I. Looking forward to seeing what happened next.

Coleen said...

I commend your bravery. Sometimes I feel the same way, concerned I'll ruin it if I proceed, but then art is for experimentation. That's how we learn. Besides, I take comfort in the fact that I can always gesso over something and start again. Then in your case, you'd still have the lovely texture from the modeling paste.
Cheers, Coleen