This week Wine and Song 1 and 2 have been sold but the collector could make them available for my exhibition if I am short. At my current rate though I will have plenty to choose from and am not worried about holding any back from being available for purchase now.
Researching and coming up with appropriate collage for these mixed media works takes more time than actually doing the painting but I am thoroughly enjoying the whole process and spending time collating and printing collage gives me time out from having a brush glued to my hand.
|Wine and Song VII - Ten Green Bottles|
Mixed Media Varnished on Cradled Panel
30cm x 50cm
Drink to Me Only I persevered with the Fredrix Watercolour Canvas as I had another purchased. This time however I added a layer of Watercolour ground before I started as I wanted to try and avoid the unwanted pigment lifting that I experienced last time. This was better but again it did not feel as good as paper to paint on. It does however look fantastic on the Canvas and now it has had 24 hours to dry I can begin the varnish process which takes me two days to complete.
An exciting purchase today was buying my very own cordless drill. I have received my instructions by hubby on how to use it and how to avoid drilling through my painting (horror at the thought). I am now ready to be self sufficient in wiring up my canvas and panels instead of waiting for help. Have decided however to do the drill holes on the blank surfaces before I actually do the painting just in case I mess up after all the creativity!
Tomorrow we celebrate my granddaughters second birthday, so hard to believe how this past year has flown. Enjoy your weekend everyone