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.


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


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