Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My First Painting

I took a painting class on Friday night and then again on Saturday. I'll be honest and admit, I had no idea what to expect. It was an abstract painting class that used various mediums- paint, fabric, paper, and gloss. I'll spare you all the details and just share the final product!


This is an 18 x 20 Artist's Panel. It is canvas on top of a wooden surface. Apparently the gloss can make a typical canvas sag. I actually haven't glossed my painting yet. The class got back together on Tuesday for glossing, but I had to work. I actually am not sure if I will gloss because it requires a blow torch and mine is broken! ;)



You can see a little bit of the fabric that was layered in on Friday night. I think there are about four or five layers of paint over the fabric, but the texture is pretty neat.



You can see the fabric again here as well as some "stamping" that I did with some light brown paint.



The step before glossing was called drizzling. You drizzled paint on the canvas to highlight the edges of the design at to add some additional texture. It was frustrating because "mess ups" just had to be left alone.



7 comments:

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

I'm impressed! I think that might go well in my house...

michellem said...

Wow! That's awesome! I wish I was half as artsy and talented!! I wouldn't even know what to start painting!!

Maggie said...

1. L.O.V.E. It. I want one over MY mantle!!

2. I can totally see how 'leaving alone the mess-ups' would drive you crazy. :):)

Kayce said...

I love the painting!!! I think it would go great in my house too!! Can't wait to see your next one!

Claire said...

Jane, this is awesome!

Meems said...

I. Love. This. Painting.
So cooleo!!!! You did an awesome "first" canvas. The technique and the medium sounds like a lot of fun. Would love to try it myself.

Do you think you can do one on your own now that you've taken the class?

mjm said...

Thanks everyone!

Meems- Yes, I do. I will definitely do this on my own now. I have a couple of ideas in my head, but I am going to wait until after I move and get settled before I work on any.