Friday, January 2, 2009

A couple of acrylic and mixed media abstracts...

I've been messing with acrylic mediums and having fun. There's so much that can be done with mind is spinning with all kinds of ideas. These are both done on Ampersand Claybord. One's 6"x6" and the other is 5"x7". I'm staying small until I have a clue what I'm doing then I'll go larger.

The first one is done with Golden light molding paste and fluid acrylics. The second one is done with Golden soft gel, gold mica flakes, fluid acrylics and watercolor. I've embedded it with wire mesh, cardboard and chain. The third pic is a closeup of the chain section. IRL it shows up much more clearly. On both there's some iridescence that isn't showing well in the photograph.

On the first one, I know I've broken some rules with the obvious division and nothing except color to unite the two sides. I like the tension and left it that way on purpose. On Painting Friends, an online art community, some have commented that they don't like the tension and some do. What do you think?

On the second one, a friend on Painting Friends has suggested to put some of the copper color that's on the side side in the blue on the upper right and some of the blue near the green. I'm thinking of maybe doing just a touch of the copper on the second ring on the right. What do you think?

All this is so new to me, so any suggestions or comments are most welcome! Don't worry about my feelings! I want to learn! LOL!


~Babs said...

Fabulous work,,,I love mixed media, and you do it so well!

The second one is especially appealing to me. Super comp,,,color,and the scrumptious

~Babs said...

PS: Personally, I wouldn't touch it,,,it's excellent IMHO.

Deb Townsend said...

Babs, thanks so much for your kind words. Just checked out your blog and I'll be back to comment. Fantastic work!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi Deb,
I love the first acrylic and the close up of the second one is fabulous. On the 1st, maybe consider a touch of short, straight line work on the right hand side. There's a slight suggestion of curves on the left with all the straight lines, and possibly repeating some of those short straight lines on the right would add to its unity. I really, really like it a lot.

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Deb Townsend said...

Sandy, thanks so much for your comments. Means so much coming from you! I took your suggestion and used some charcoal lines that were already there. It's in another post. I'm interested in your thoughts.

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