Friday, September 2, 2016
METAMORPHOSIS OF A MIXED MEDIA
OK, try again. I have read that every painting goes through an ugly stage. From experience I know that to be true. This one almost did not survive.
Somehow the mixed media changed into a yellow, blue, green triad. In step two the black threw me off for a long time. My painting friends say I should throw the tube of black away.
This poor picture has had stripes of many different colors and sizes.
Step away from the painting for a few days.
Lace rice papers covered the horrible flowers with a variation in color and sizes. New printed paper had to be added to the front vase due to construction problems.
With the addition of just a little black we are calling this work of art
done. Be forewarned that I am going into a stenciling embellishment phase.
I took to retirement like a duck to water! Now I have the time and energy to create art. I like to go on experimental side ventures within the various media, techniqes and styles of painting. At the present I am exploring paste paper mixed media collage. Take a workshop or two and I am off taking a thimble full of knowledge and turning it into a torrent of art work. Who knows what is next but I sure look forward to the learning adventure.