Wednesday, May 20, 2009
a couple of pieces i worked on over the weekend. they are a continuation of my experimentation with faces and different techniques. the "tutu girl" is all acrylic paint with just a touch of glitter on her tutu. this was my first attempt in a long time to simply paint without all the added pieces of torn paper. i'm pleased with her leotard, her tutu, the background and the flowers but will start a new canvas to see what i can improve on her face and hair. i just tell myself to keep practicing!! the "keep growing" piece is a true mixed media piece with a variety of torn papers, acrylic paints, shiva paint sticks, rubber stamps and a bit of copper wire. you can't tell from the photo but the flowers in the bottom corners were made with a palette knife and very thick globs of acrylic paints. they took forever to dry but were a fun experiment.
i'm working toward a large update to my etsy shop with several originals. it's long days at the day job and long nights in the art room for me. but many of you know what i'm talking about, right?
one last thing: thank you, thank you, thank you all for all your kind words about my "awakening piece". i feel a warm glow from all your love and encouragement. i am so blessed in so many ways and i appreciate all of you more than i can say. you've given me a renewed creative vigor and it is much appreciated!
Posted by julie king at 11:12 PM