Sunday, May 12, 2019

Crow Paintings: Series One...

It's been awhile since I last posted. I thought that I would share a look at some of what I’ve been working on. We recently moved the shop down the street to a bigger location. While we were moving, it became quickly apparent that we would blow through our moving budget. This was partly due to the fact that between illness, material delays, and bad weather, our opening date was postponed and we had to remain closed threes times longer than we originally planned. I knew that we’d have to make it up somehow and started working on a new series of paintings to help generate some funds. Even though I was deep down bone tired each day, I spent a little time each night working on the paintings. I even fell asleep at one point while I was painting and the brush dried to my shirt! 

Here are the first 13 crow paintings in this series. While the move is technically over, there’s still a lot to be done and we still need to recoup the money lost while we were closed. Each painting is 5”X5” and is on thick, cold-pressed watercolor paper. To achieve the backgrounds, I created layers of paint, salt, and acrylic medium that were sanded down. On top of the backgrounds, I added layers of acrylic paint and pigments. I embellished with metallic and iridescent paints. Each painting is spray sealed. 

All of the paintings found homes and I'm working on the next installment of this series.

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