Thursday, June 29, 2006

Fossil II


This was going to have a completely different palette. I had imagined it in monochromed earthy colors but my desire to play around with colored inks was stronger than my will to leave the ink alone and of course I ended up ruining the first layer except for the fossil itself. My only solution was to extend the black to the background and cover all of the ink mixes. In the long run those do give the whole piece some hints of color in the underpainting that do help. For the texture I use wall texturizer that I have used for years and have never had any cracking or loss of texture. I had to use oil stain to balance with and used oil paint for the final touch ups. All of this is on masonite 20X16.

4 comments:

Jeanette Jobson said...

I so wish I could do this. Your paintings have such mystery and light to them. This one is beautiful. The colours are wonderful. You so intuitively choose the right colours that work so well together.

Mary said...

Thank you Jeanette, I enjoyed playing with this one but the nice thing about mixed media is that you can cover up and start again if you ruin it.

am-art said...

Mary - this is SUPERB! I love it. Jeanette is right - your use of colour is amazing!

Nikki said...

Mary, this is a good combination of your knack for color, abstract, and your drawing skills...this is a good direction for you! This style has an energizing effect for me...makes me want to get to work! (Art-work of course)