|"Symphony #9", mixed media on canvas, 8"x8"|
Okay. 2 things. I know that I should be on painting number 12 since it's the 12th of January and I know that I skipped painting number 7.
I'll scan and upload painting 7 tomorrow. I coated it with Liquitex pouring medium and had to wait for it to dry.
I'm trying my best to not feel guilty that I haven't done 12 paintings and that I am 8 short. After all, it's my challenge and it's not like I am going to kicked out of the challenge. I am still accomplishing something and starting the new year off on the right foot!
The canvas for this piece I have had hanging around my studio for like FOREVER. I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. I loved what I did with it. I painted it and textured it with rice paper. I also used gold ink to highlight the music sheet pieces and the high points of the rice paper. I also stamped fern leaves using real fern leaves from the woods in the back of my house. This is kind of tricky if you could imagine because one slip-up and I would ruin the canvas below and I would have to fix it somehow or start all over.
The inspiration for the bird came once again from our Virginia snowstorm last week. We had some cute yellow-rumped warblers at our feeders. I couldn't remember what their name was since they are more or less a winter resident down here.
I woke up at 4am in the morning and couldn't sleep so I ended up drawing the bird and then applying him to the prepared canvas later.
I am really happy how it turned our.
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