Friday, November 2, 2012

Time to Learn!

I'm finally starting to play -- after reading this book!  I've decided to photograph the process - since I'm not sure how it will turn out!
So, here is the beginning -- I've covered the canvas (in this case, it's a little one - 6" x 12" just to try) with Light Molding Paste - the artist in the book used Heavy Gesso, but I don't have any.  I used a knife and a comb to make texture, then I let it dry completely, and covered it with a coat of  Gloss Gel Medium, then let that dry.

Then, I used a regular kitchen sponge - dropped 3 colors of  Golden Fluid Acrylics on it, and painted the canvas - letting the colors run together and made sure to get the color in all the texture.  When this was dry, I added another layer of Gloss Gel Medium.  Discovered that it was really fun to paint with a sponge!

So this is where I'm at right now.  I hope that tomorrow I can start adding in the cool colors and darks & lights and get this puppy finished!  You'll see it as soon as I do!

On another note - I was reading Seth Apter's blog, and learned of some exciting online workshops by Julie Prichard and Cris Cozen.  I know of at least 2 of them that I'll soon be signing up for - just as soon as I get my check from Hart & Soul!  I love it when I find some classes to take!


Barbra Joan said...

Nice start Nancy!
You are always adventurous.
Can I say BRAVE? BJ

Joyfulartist said...

I was just gifted with a shoebox full of Golden products to add to my small collection. I was wondering where to start on a new project and here was your blog to spur me on. Thanks!

Seth said...

Looks great Nancy - love how the texture is highlighted by the different shades of paint. And happy I could introduce you to Julie and Chris' workshops.