Tag Archives: Mixed Media

One Brayer, Two Different Paintings

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IMG_3438Seascape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches

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Landscape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches

I love using the brayer, but I never know how these paintings are going to turn out.  The top one came out the way I hoped, but the bottom one turned out different.  In any event, I always enjoy myself when making these paintings.  I also tend to get a bit messy.  Although I have a great love of color, I find these dark paintings somewhat soothing.  I used three colors: Mars Black, Indigo Blue, and Titanium White.  I also used acrylic white ink.

I might try these in some bright colors next time!

Something with Poppies

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img_3391Something with Poppies – Mixed Media on Paper – A3

My most recent mixed media piece, now off with the picture framer for mounting.  I sent her off with quite a few of the pieces I made since the Xmas holidays.  This one started like the other mixed media pieces – totally random.  The poppies were going to be something else, but ended up as poppies.  I really like poppies, so you may see more of these.

I also have a tip for you.  I went to the paint store over the weekend and came back with a pile of wallpaper samples for my collages.  The paint store is a great cheap (free!) resource for color pallets, and there is some great paper out there.  So go to your paint store!