Old art feels new again if enough time goes by. Some art doesn’t, and those canvases can be painted over with newer impressions, but sometimes I pull out an old painting and pause. If it touches my heart, it’s still good. It was created in 2007.
That’s how universal art is created. It has a timeless quality.
Mind you, everything is in the eye of the beholder and I’m of course partial to my own art.
I’m amazed how many styles I have tested over the years, from Americana folk art, to abstracts, to all sorts of mixed media, and now mostly intuitive art, which is really abstract if you want to be picky. Though sometimes weird figures abound.
Here are some pictures of my 2007 painting, Magic Happens:
I used all kinds of texture, from polymer compound to collage to crumpled tissue paper. The paint enhance the texture in major ways. The hand was cut out of a magazine page, my own hand pattern. Then I applied layers on paint on top.
This painting is available for sale in my etsy shop. You can head there if you want to see more pictures. I uploaded ten pictures there.
What Jane (Austen) wanted might be a strange title, but that is what came to me as I pondered the finished art. Who knows what yearnings she had, but she would not have showed up without a bonnet or a DRESS anywhere. Those were the polite rules of the day. Her hair would not have been as messy either, but in my heat of creative passion I took some artistic license.
I can tell you the process this art went through. I started out with a layer of various colorful papers all across the canvas. I usually tear those and just put them down randomly with medium, making sure the edges are well glued down. Then a painted a couple of layers, did some spatters and runny paint patterns.
I added the birds, and they are cut from paper that I painted turquoise and glued down on some black paper. The yellow legs are also glued down paper that I painted.
I added some more paper for texture and painted the face with charcoal and acrylic paints.
To be honest there was another portrait under all of this that I ended up hating so I painted over it with white paint–another layer. I saved the areas that I liked, and embellished others.
This is usually how my art evolves but sometimes I paint straight without mixed media. I still use many layers of paint to get the effect that I like. Layers will create the depth that I prefer.
This art is now for sale in my etsy shop HERE. Lots of other goodies there as well.
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I always like to try new things when it comes to art. I wish you a creative week. Time flies, so we might as well do something fun…