Paint mixed with Liquitex “Blended Fibers” medium and combed through with a toothpick….
Another large canvas found in a dumpster. A scene from the American West left unfinished.
For this one I decided to try something new. No sketch. No plan.
I turned it vertically and just started painting…
I cut a custom stencil using my x-acto knife. I wanted to create a large teardrop of turqoise stones.
Using a palette knife, I filled in the stencil with 3 layers of joint compound and let it dry for an hour.
Then I faux painted them to look like turqoise using 3 shades of blue, burnt umber, and white.
More greens and blues mixed with matte gel to look like the sea.
Baby sea turtles….
I love these colors.
Purple mixed with quinacridone magenta on the right.
This painting is completely different from most of my work. It’s interesting to see where it went. It seems that whether I have a preliminary sketch or not, the concepts of memory and loss still come through clearly. It felt good to “get it out”, if that makes sense. Art is medicine.
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Have a great week ~ Scarlett