Sometimes when you run a series of paintings weird things happen. The dude was a mess. He is now fortunately covered by a paper version, but his ‘texture’ was lost and it feels like cheating a little. While collage is a very legitimate artful category, the point was stick to the canvas and paint.
Oh well, may my path to artists’ hell continue for I have now mixed Golden fluid acrylics with the ‘cheap’ stuff , Liquitex glaze, Heavy Artist’s Cement from US Artquest to hold the dude in place and I think we just about hit every manufacturer there is.
There were supposed to be 4 in this series, but I think I might just end the pain here.
Who am I ? Well, that question will never be answered, but here are the results from my class with Jodi Ohl. I think if you visit her sweet blog, you will definitely see her ‘influence’ on this work.
I will probably get ‘flack’ for this – but I have never been a fan of owls. They scare me. BUT…. I found out that they really take characterization well. I may just try another one as we all know how I love to make things my own. The techniques
were great and very worth the tiny investment. You can take the class too if you wish , just visit Creative Workshops .
There are three different types of Acrylics in this piece – for that, I will surely go to artist hell – I have never been one to use only a single product in any project – so why start now. This is one reason that I LOVE mixed media so much.
This has india ink outlines – I told Jodi in a message that I didn’t think I would like them, I actually love them.
I used a white Uni-ball Signo Pen for the details.
The base is canvas- also something that I used to not like and now adore. It is all a matter of playing and practicing until you feel comfortable.