Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pickled Pajamas

You may remember a couple of months ago I had a Giveaway on my FB Page for getting to 1000 "likes" and the winner got to tell me what they wanted me to paint for them.  Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on the winners custom painting and finally just finished it last night.  

The specifications I got from her were...  Use book pages and sheet music, the colors pink and purple, the same girl from a previous painting I did titled "Pondering",  give the girl freckles, put cat ears on her head and throw a panda in somewhere.

This is what I came up with...

Pickled Pajamas
12" x 9"
mixed media original on canvas
Prints available on Etsy

While Im here I thought I would share an ACEO WIP that I am working on at this moment...

I will tell you a bit about my process so far for this mixed media ACEO.  I cut a piece of linen canvas paper 2.5" x 3.5" in size (standard ACEO size), I then used Tim Holtz distressed inks in broken china and marmalade with water to create a background (you cant see much of it at all now) lol  I then covered it in white tissue paper to add texture.  Once dry I used mesh dry wall tape putting a larger piece at the bottom right corner and a small piece top left corner.  I used cobalt teal and cadmium orange hue acrylics and added some more color.  The music notes are Tim Holtz washi tape and the black circles are a stamp with black staz on ink, and finally to complete the background I used a paintbrush to splatter white acrylic paint randomly all over the card. The girl I drew in pencil on tissue paper and then cut her out and applied her to the ACEO with gel medium.  The reason I do this is because once you get all this texture and color built up on the artwork it makes it really difficult to sketch anything in pencil on the surface. The reason I use tissue paper and not regular drawing paper is because the tissue paper is so thin that once applied with the gel medium you can hardly tell that it is even there.  Once I paint over the tissue paper you will never know it was ever there unless I tell you like I am now! lol  If you do this process with regular drawing paper or even just white printer paper you will be able to see the paper line and it will look like it was applied to the painting after the fact instead of looking like part of the painting.  Just a little trick I've taught myself over the years. :)  

I should be able to show you this finished ACEO card tomorrow. Ciao for now! 

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