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 them...my 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!