You wouldn’t believe me if I told you how this painting started. Somewhere at the beginning was a smoke painting that later got covered up, when the irresistible mushroom shapes I’d rescued from another painting took over.
smoke, inks, acrylic, collage, acrylic texture on w/c paper, 10 X 11″
the uprising of the ‘shrooms from darkened earth
the lizards and voles and birds
even Phil the cat, in their nature shrine
have grown accustomed to the exotic air
spiced with herbs and decay
while we worship at our manmade temples
and hope for salvation there.
“The Citadel”, inks on acrylic gel coated w/c paper 10 X 11″
inks, acrylics coarse pumice gel on gel coated w/c paper 10 X 11″
All of these are demos in the Monday Muse Group were we experiment with a myriad of mixed media materials and techniques! These last two were from a lesson where we started out with watercolor paper coated with three dry layers of gel medium. The surface becomes more slick so that the paint/ink does unexpected things!
Think you might want to join us? There is one spot left in the session that starts June 4 and runs weekly for the month of June. For more info and to register visit my website!