In my last post I left you with a cliff hanger. My mixed media piece for the Signature Artist Cooperative exhibition called Earth: Power and Fragility was being created with lots of wonderful blues and browns and then...
|it went black. On purpose. I get a great patina by using some stuff called bitumen (tar).|
|It gets rubbed off with mineral spirits. More paint went on top. Some oil pastels too.|
|The finished piece. Picture shows it a bit more tourquois than it really is.|
|Me at the show opening on April 9, 2011. This show is up at the Kalamazoo Nature Center until May 31. It's a beautiful show space and the work of all the Signature artists is super. Call the Nature Center for their hours at 269-381-1574.|
I like the water a lot on this piece. In fact, I like it so much that I built upon this idea for my Art 105/Painting final. Pictures of that soon.