Today was an exciting and inspiring day. I traveled into Philadelphia to visit the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts. I needed to have a student ID made, so I used the opportunity to familarize myself with the school. I am beyond excited. The school houses some wonderful galleries and to my delight, a satellite Dick Blick store. I stopped in to fill in a few items on my class materials list. The guys working there tell me there is a 20,000 square foot location a few blocks away! I even get a student discount! Who could ask for anything more?
I did manage to get some work done when I got home. Here's the latest page in my mixed media art journal.
I began by covering the page with gesso. I used a credit card to scrape some titan buff paint onto the surface. I tore some old French dictionary pages and adhered them with matte medium.
I peeled away some of the paper. The pages are partially transferred/partially torn away. Using an unmounted rubber stamp, I stamped partial images with black ink. I sprayed the page with matte spray to fix the ink. I then scraped more gesso over the page.
You can see the torn paper a little better in the close up.
I scraped in some acrylic paint around the edges in permanent light blue and cadmium yellow medium.
I painted in some flowers and dragonflies with pyrrole red, cobalt blue, and cadmium yellow medium. The black linework was done with a scriptliner and black acrylic ink. I added gel medium transfers of an old French map.
I printed some texture with plastic canvas and acrylic paint.
I added a few more layers of peeled paper and smeared gesso. I splattered and dripped more paint. I painted in the words with a script liner and black acrylic ink. I added more line work with FW acrylic inks.
No one is in charge of your happiness but you. It's an empowering concept! Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful day. I'll be linking to Paint Party Friday this week. If you would like to see what everyone in the group has accomplished this week, just click on the icon in my right sidebar.
Until next time,