March 8, 2010

starting some mixed media paintings

These collages will be the background of some mixed-media paintings I'm working on.

I’m painting on hot pressed watercolor paper that I prepare with a coat of gesso. I am using Golden Extra-Heavy Gel (Matte) medium to glue the pieces down. Over the top of my collaged background I apply a coat of Golden Soft Gel (gloss) medium. This protects the images and will allow me to wipe paint away from areas. (You’ll see what I mean soon.)

So that’s where I’m at with my projects. I have a total of 4 collaged backgrounds ready to go for tomorrow and the under-painting of a cake with no collaged background.

March 7, 2010

new supplies

I’ve been waiting for these! I really enjoy ALL the fun mixed-media techniques you can use with acrylics, but I have always hated how they dry so FAST. I mean really fast.

So, I thought I would give these OPEN acrylics by Golden a try. They are supposed to stay wet for a few days on your palette and stay workable for a few hours on your work surface.

March 3, 2010

awaiting supplies

The "studio" is coming along. Now I'm waiting on some supplies I ordered and just collecting ideas. I'm going to be working in a different style next. A little more mixed-media folk art style. We'll see what happens!

I've been brave and put a few paintings on Ebay. One sold and one is in the bidding process. It's exciting to see the sales and get my art into new homes.

March 1, 2010

new studio

I've been neglecting my art, but for a good reason. I'm moving my studio from our living room to the bedroom. There's just a little too much distraction in the living room and I've been schlepping my stuff to my sons bedroom to work...and got tired of that. So, now I've made a permanent (I hope) spot in my bedroom.

More painting coming soon!