Monthly Archives: November 2014

Playing with stencils

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Mixed Media on Canvas Board - 5x7"

Mixed Media on Canvas Board – 5×7″

I bought some stencils a while ago and decided to try one out using some leftover paint and tissue paper.  I consider this little painting a first run.

Mixed Media on Canvas - A4 sizeMixed Media on Canvas – A4

This is what I finished today.  I started this painting a few weeks ago, but then I got some work and the light is terrible when I get home from work.  I really cannot paint when the light goes dim as everything just goes a bit blurry.  It doesn’t help when we have cloudy skies either.  I may have to invest in some daylight bulbs.  I bit the bullet on this overcast day and made an attempt to finish what I started.  I was very lucky that my wet paint pallet was still usable after all of these weeks!  Now that I have finished, the sun has come out!  That’s life sometimes.

 

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I didn’t know what I was going to do when I started.  I also re-used a canvas of a still life I wasn’t happy with.  I only used my stencil on the front of the painting.  The rest of the circles I painted in myself.  I used acrylic paint, gesso, spray paint and some scraping tools.  In all, this little painting took about a day to make.