mixed media in progress
11 x 14 inch on canvas panel
This is a view of the entire painting I shared in the last post. It is still in progress. Things have gone berserk with this one. The composition is a little crazy...even I can't make sense of what is going on. For example, where on earth did that ladder come from?
What I am sure of though is, the women in the sky are likely representations of those who have passed on and the two in the foreground remain. I have had two close friends lose parents this past month, one of them just last week. Life always has an impact on art.
Since this is a mixed media piece, I decided to play around with some crackle paste and stamp into it. I may end up sanding some of it down because it seems to be a bit too much as far as texture goes.
Some of the faces are a bit scary, but of course they are not done yet. I was going to finish all the faces in oil, but some of them are turning out well in acrylic, so I may just stick with that.
The light coming into my studio yesterday afternoon was so pretty. I am loving this new studio.
Some news I have not shared here is that the above paintings: Ragamuffin Rena, Laurel, and Blue Hair Elegance were purchased last November and are now part of The Art of Emprise collection at Emprise Bank here in Wichita. It is such an honor to have my art as a part of this collection and I am thankful for Tessera Fine Art Gallery who made it possible.