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Sunday, July 08, 2012

New Mixed Media Painting

Here it is! I don't know if you can really see it, but it's got this amazing texture with lots of layers of glaze over it--I added a closeup so you can see the texture better...

I've been thinking a lot lately about the surfaces that I paint on. Lately I've been using lots of watercolor paper--It's less expensive than canvas, and I can sew on it with my sewing machine--But then there's canvas, like this, which doesn't need a mat or a frame to display it--And then there's wood--I love the way the grain can show through and how I can be very rough with it as far as sanding goes--but it can warp.

In the end I guess I love the fact that I can bring a painting on stretched canvas into the house and hang it up or prop it up, and it's done...

Which surface do you like best, and why? I'm interested...

8 comments:

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful textures. Not only the background papers but also the colour on top, which adds dimension with the light reflections.
I´m a paper girl. Always loved papers for drawing, writing, collage, painting, cutting, the lot. :)
Thanks for you comment today. Come and play with me! :D You can write morning pages, declutter your spaces, wish to your heart´s content, paint or take pictures.

Christine said...

I mostly paint on acrylic paper or cardstock these days...not a very experienced artist.

Julie said...

Lovely!

Canvas for me....it's easiest.

Ginny said...

I really love how this turned out. I usually use paper but I like the idea that once you are finished with a canvas piece you can just prop it or hang it up.

Rita said...

I am too new to mixed media to know. I had mostly tried watercolors before, so had kind of gotten used to watercolor paper.
I think this is just plain rich and touchable. :)

krisatlarge said...

I use canvas, watercolor paper and board - I like to use stamps to create more layers in the background, and it's easier to get a better connection on the board, but this year that I'm away from home, I'm working in my journal on watercolor paper. I like textures and layers, so whatever works!

Daniele Valois said...

Is this brail? I have some and am eager to add it in for texture.

I love this background like a crazy lady. Love the torn pages. It is looking fab!

My favorite canvas is cardboard, and paper. If I have an actual canvas, I do not like the texture of canvas in general!

Inger-M said...

The textures and muted colors here are beautiful, and I love your Zentangles!
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