Friday, 11 April 2008

Artwork: Full Bloom

8.5x11" Mixed Media on Board
Copyright Rachelle Baum
This piece was really fun to make and it's fairly small so it went rather quickly. I started out painting a layer of absorbent ground gesso onto the board and then added texture and dimension with a variety of 'things'. After that dried, I began painting with acrylics ... then came the chalk pastels and that's when things really began to happen ... it was very abstract in the beginning and then suddenly I thought "hey, those circular shapes could make great flowers" ... and voila! It's in FULL BLOOM.

2 comments:

  1. I love your work, Rachel. You've inspired me to loosen up, be more playful, add texture, bend my lines!

    Hugs,
    Alberta

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  2. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog this evening. Your artwork is wonderful!

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