11.05.2012

So Glad You're Here

Since I began my new job as a painting instructor at a local art studio in San Antonio, I've been using acrylics a lot more in my own artwork.  I love how a painting can continually change with a layer of color; the mixed media work on the left (5" x 7" x 1 1/2" canvas) was originally a robin's egg blue.  I painted and repainted, covered up a lovebird painting with a burst of colorful balloons and finally ended here, with a turquoise background, typed banner & collage elements from a vintage book on bird-keeping.  The paintings are much more free than my drawings, which can be fun but also frustrating when I can't figure out how to complete it.

'We Are'  acrylic, glitter, type, paper & thread on canvas

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