Thursday, May 5, 2016

Giving art a makeover

Painting by Vicky Christensen, acrylic on 16 X 12 inch canvas panel 
I decided to recycle an old painting, one of the first mixed media paintings I did last year.  This is what it looked like before I gave it a makeover:

Original painting 
I rotated it 180 degrees, then stenciled on black and anthraquinone blue to darken the background without completely obliterating it. I let it dry then came back with my favorite home-made glue gun stencil and titanium white to layer over the entire background. Then I used my Fineline applicator and black high flow acrylic to draw my composition. The finishing touches are glazes of fluid acrylics.

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