Friday, 2 November 2007

Details of mixed media

Colored Sands Study, Detail
Acrylic paint applied with palette knife and scratched,
some gouache and some pastels
Mixed Media on board, 35x35cm

I've been a bit preoccupied with my decision to paint my living room last Sunday - and a week of evenings spent painting white walls (and discovering far too many missed spots here and there) took over from other painting. Yet, one thing that keeps in my mind is how flat photos of paintings tend to look and that the excitement of actually making paintings is for me very much in the textures and layering.

So: a brief post today with some of the offsets and upsets of last weekend's desert landscape. Here's the detail which brings together and sets apart the blue/violet calm:


vivien said...

these are beautiful :) I love mixing media too

Gesa said...

Many thanks, Vivien! Yes mixing just opens up plenty more pots to experiment with :)

Casey Klahn said...

Fantastic. These please me very much!