This weekend I had good intentions of taking a drive out west to The Junkyard, to scour for some treasures I can use in my art and get in some photos, but it seems this dreary weather that suddenly fell upon us had other plans in dictating my mood and so, amidst the cold, rain and wind, I decided to get cozy and get my hands dirty with some paint, glue and metal.
Starting with a blank stretched canvas and wire mesh, usually quite daunting, but when it comes to mixed media, easy and loads of messy fun.
Next was raiding my stash and slowly building layers, using a combination of the heat gun and the painstaking process of waiting for gel medium to dry in between layers.
After 24 hours of drying, I’m finally able to start with some coverage and it’s Gesso, Gesso, Gesso. My mixed medium love. What would we do without this wonder?
After a few layers Gesso, it’s finally time to start with some colour and as per usual, I stick to my greens and browns. One of these days I’ll get adventurous and venture to the other side of the colour wheel .. or not. But for now it’s my favourite colours of Glimmer Mist and Lumiere Paints. Whilst I love this type of work, it’s terrible frustrating waiting for each layer of mist to dry before applying the next and unfortunately using the heat gun doesn’t really help as that just aids in melting the gel medium. So I wait.
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