Hey everyone, school is almost out and for this elementary art teacher I might be counting down the days along with my students. Teaching art is super fun y'all but I am t i r e d. And in this stupor I went and decided why don't I just work on 4 canvases at once. You know, just to keep things interesting. Ha!
I don't work in a series normally but each time I try it out I wonder why I don't work this way more often! It's like getting several pieces of art for the price of one. It is fascinating how things can flow and ideas can be worked out in slightly different ways on each canvas. Here is how I created one such series.
My small canvases started with a light molding paste texture already applied and dried. I added black dots with the smallest Halftone dot stencil.
I then painted over that with a wash of turquoise and (using a technique I learned from Dina Wakley) I placed a stencil on top of the still wet paint and using a baby wipe I wiped off the paint showing through the stencil. What a juicy texture that makes!
I cut out house shapes from chipboard and used them as masks when I painted red all over the canvas.
Using white paint first and then several layers of yellow I added words to the houses with the pocket stencils.
Using the largest circles from the halftone dots I added white paint dots to the perimeter of each canvas.
Then more little details with yellow paint, acrylic ink and a graphite pencil.
Ta Da!!!! (Yikes! Look at that messy desk.)
Here's wishing you a creative week!
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