Digging Further for Fossils

fossil4texture paste, acrylics/Interference red and green, on 4″X4″ canvas

More of my little fossil paintings.  I made a homemade stamp by gluing pieces of thin foam sheet onto scrap pieces of wood and stamped it into wet texture paste (like molding paste).  Instead of leaving a clear imprint or “deboss” like I’d planned, it left these line patterns as i pulled it off.  Whatever it takes to explore a new surface!  The Interference paints (Golden) show off their duotone splendor when you paint them over a darker (dry) color.  Instant treasure from the chest at the bottom of the sea!


Here I got some gold paint into the bargain, and washed some opaque paint over the right side.  Looks a bit like aged leather?


On the brighter side, perhaps some lichen and wildflowers.

fossil6acrylic on a ground of light molding paste (Golden)

See how gritty this surface is?  Very absorbent too, like watercolor paper, and sculptable, stamp-able, and very light weight and fun to use.  Craters of the moon, stalactites or maybe a rusty canon.

7 Responses to “Digging Further for Fossils”

  1. 1 Kathy Birdsong
    January 29, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Susan, these are GORGEOUS! I want to try it!


  2. January 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    More beauty and inspiration…thanks..


  3. January 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Such interesting effects. I especially like the next-to-last piece.


  4. February 8, 2013 at 5:29 am

    These abstracts are stunning! I love everything about them!


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In conversations with the Muse I mix paint with vision, collage with story, word with meditation and prayer. And out of the mixture comes a release of energy and healing and a lightening of the load of everyday living. You'll find most of it here, where I've been showing up for the past few years, along with collectible paintings, travel sketchbooks, figure studies and an invitation to join me in art play and discovery!

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