Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 3 (30 in 30 for 30)

"Ewe-nique" 8x10 mixed media on canvas

Well, some days things work, and some days... not so much.

For today's painting I adhered an old sheet of newspaper to an 8x10 canvas using matte medium, then added a thin layer of gesso.  (I kept the gesso slightly thicker along the edge so I could scratch the border squares in.)  Then I drew in the sheep (ewe) and started playing with paint, prismacolors, graphite, and a little more gesso.  I finished it off with a coat of beeswax.

Unfortunately, the finished product contains some pretty distracting unfixable bubbles.  As a result I will not be selling this painting in my etsy shop.  (Which will be opening as soon as I iron out the scanning/photographing/listing kinks.)  But never fear, I will be creating another painting to replace this one in my 30 in 30 for 30 collection!

In more Art Every Day news, I just received the most wonderful email from my sister-in-law Debbie... It turns out that my very imaginative 11 year old niece, Lauren, has been inspired to create a piece of artwork every day for the month of November too.  Wow... so cool.  Lauren is a very talented artist and I am so excited to see what she's been up to!

(Don't forget to stop by the Creative Every Day blog to see what other artists created for Day 3.)

7 comments:

  1. Awwww...I really love your sheep, Kristin. Keep it up...you're off to a great start. :) Hugs!

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  2. I love the sheep wool. The swirls are great. That is so neat about your niece.

    Keep up the fantastic work!

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  3. I don't think it's a total loss. Can you pop the bubbles and then squish it flat and then add a glaze to make it look aged? Almost like leather. I like it and the bubbles add character. :)

    cool about your niece!

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  4. I love it, the sheep are just too cute. I love that only one has color. The bubble really are not that bad, almost look like they were intentional.

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  5. I can't imagine how a few bubbles could take away from all this cuteness!!

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  6. Fantastic...and I kind of like the bubbles...they add character...I love the style in which you created this..!

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