Monday, February 24, 2014
Marie Antoinette…..mixed media on canvas...
Its funny how sometimes I can start a painting, and the end product is NOTHING like I intended it to be. This painting inspired by Suzi Blue, was one of those such times. This painting has many many layers, from newspaper, to texture paste and fully layered in tissue paper….my intentions were not clear when I started out on this canvas thats for sure. I was after something romantic, pretty and texturised. I think, to date, this one is one of my favourites. At one stage, I gessoed the whole thing, splattered paint on it, than after letting dry, hated it, and almost, almost just chucked the whole thing in the bin! But, here is when sometimes just putting it aside, leaving it alone, letting it rest, can sometimes be a very good thing! I have a little obsession with 'face' paintings at the moment, and I was flicking through Suzi Blues book when it struck me… so here is the final piece! It measures 60 x 90cm and is quite heavy with all the layers! I have used acrylic paints, glitter, paper, fabric, beads, texture paste, newspaper, pastels, tissue paper and fabric rosettes.
Above you can see the texture and also the glimmer of the metallic gold paint and glitter.
Posted by Julie Ryder at 7:00 PM