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.