I’m sorry to leave you hanging for so long on Part 1 of our last art adventure. A few weeks ago I got completely obsessed with Twitter (see sidebar on right). It feels like a toy made just for me! Twitter posts must be 140 characters or less which I find highly fun and challenging. Reading on Twitter is a fantastic experience with quick and easy access to unlimited info/news via links attached to the tweets. But, Twitter or not, I have been a terrible blogger. I am sorry.
Now back to our art adventure . . . You probably figured out my little stunt. The photos from Part 1 are simply weird-angle-close-ups of my very clueless paintings. I had started with simple acrylic paints and yummy textured paper.
At the hands of someone skilled and talented, this would have made a lovely painting. I am neither. But I am resourceful and I love a challenge. So next step: Colored pencils.
These are watercolor pencils–so much fun! After drawing, take a wet paint brush over your lines and watch the magic as they turn into gorgeous strokes of smeary color. First I used a white pencil, then some dark pencils with just a slight wet brush smudging:
The colored pencils gave it a nice depth but still needed something . . . Hmmm. Time to break out the glitter glue and dimensional paints. You can’t go wrong with this stuff. The messier the better.
How’s that for a bit of primitive shabby glam?
I am leaving you with a close-up shot of this painting in its very first stage. Don’t you love how a magnified perspective turns a yawny visual into something quite fresh and interesting?
If only this approach worked with my face . . .