Mixed Media Acrylic Painting on 11 x 14 inch canvas
The creative process is still a mystery to me. I just have to say this again!
I started this painting by preparing the canvas with some fiber paste toward the bottom of the canvas and glass bead gel toward the top of the canvas. I then painted an abstract underpainting with white, black and gray tones. My intention was to paint over all of that with very thin and delicately pale washes.
But once I got going the painting took off in a totally different direction. I started out with pale washes but quickly graduated to more intense colors and in the end even added torn paper. I've used iridescent pearl, gold, and copper, plus some black mica flakes. Also, both papers have some gold in them so the painting changes with changing light.
Weeping Skies isn't pale or delicate, but it makes a statement and I really like it! It reminds me of waves and the sky...
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