I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Another abstract

Another waking hour, another abstract mixed media done. It took me some days, layers after layers as I do indeed keep changing my mind often when painting, and the next day I most likely absorb the painting with a different look as well. I used Sennelier, Liquitex and Schmincke acrylics, a lot of Gloss Gel Medium involved too, String Gel, 3D Balls, Resin Sand ... . Instead of a canvas I took chance with wooden panel again, it works so excellently when doing a mixed media on it! This one is 25 x 30 cm.
I've got to know by years that my style is not loved by many (I am not put off with that!) but I am not the kind of person who would go and change herself just to please others, there's no point of it, so I just keep going like I do as I really do paint (any do any other form of art and craft!) for myself and I am loving it. If you do paint for yourself you do it with more pure passion. She believed she could, so she did!









All the best,
Kris

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

My journal cover

Hi, it's getting crispy cold over here already. But I like it, there's is beauty in every season!
I got that ever so popular Finn's Denim Journal too, quite a while ago already. I like its retro look and feel and that's why I couldn't resist getting it. I thought I'd decorate the cover. I kept it retro, at least I think I did. Lots of mixed media on it - gloss gel, textile paints, acrylic inks, mica flakes, gesso, to name a few. Added some lace too and gorgeous Grande Rosette Trim by Prima which I both coloured with acrylic ink and gave highlights with Green Earth Gesso; pieces of Decopatch paper and a round fabric piece (it's a sew on patch by Bright Stem!) to be as a focal point. A little more and I felt it was done.






Entering this to Scrap Africa's Sketch Challenge. I turned that sketch around for me. 





All the best,
Kris