Wow, I feel so guilty about neglecting this blog for over a month! That tends to happen this time of year with the holidays rapidly approaching. This year I'm trying to create a handmade gift for those on my list. Throw in a couple holiday parties and before you know it time has slipped away.
Anyway I wanted to share with you the painting I created of our little Maggie...
I started with torn pieces of decorative paper. Simply ripped them into squares and rectangles and attached them as a mosaic on the canvas (this one is 24 x 36) and attached with a gel medium.
Then, after it dried, I sketched the outline of Maggie and used a white Gesso to paint the basic shape. I used the photo I took of her with her pumpkin as the model.
When that was dried, the fun started. I painted the background using a wash of green, then added texture using some bubble wrap and an old credit card. I had actually added a wash of blue on the top portion of the canvas but decided I didn't like it so I just tore up a bit more paper and covered it up. I used liquid acrylics to layer in Maggie's fur and detail her features.
Finally, I added in some shading, again with liquid acrylics.
This was the largest painting I'd done to date. It was a lot of fun!
Have a happy day!