My eye is always drawn to the color aqua, especially when it’s set off by black and white.
These mini black canvases were perfect for my submission to Somerset Studio‘s “All Things Aqua” challenge.
I mixed some white acrylic with heavy gel medium and loosely painted two with circles and two with squares
Some aqua paint was added by rubbing some over the dried medium with my fingers, and stenciling over produce netting for texture. My eye is also drawn to artwork with a large amount of negative space to I was trying to keep a large amount of negative space on these. That’s hard for me because I always tend to over-do it!
A small piece of book text was added onto each one…
Stamped butterflies, painted with aqua paint, were cut out and glued on.
Then something reflective was added to each one.
Finally I sprayed them with a matte finishing spray.
They look cool on these little black easels…
Mini canvases are so fun to work with. If you want to submit some of your artwork using the color aqua, the deadline for the challenge is August 15th. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see my project.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!