Thursday, December 2, 2010

My First Abstract Mixed Media Painting!

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abstract mixed media on 6"x8" canvas board

I started this piece last nite. As you know I have been dabbling in abstract paintings. I have been thinking about incorporating my photography into some abstract pieces. So that is what I did here. I used one of my favorite images and printed it out on regular printer paper to collage on to the canvas board. I used payne's gray, burnt sienna, titan buff and zinc white in various shades. There is some gel medium for texure and to help incorporate the photo into the background. I added the stamping at the end as I felt that there was just something missing. I think it helped the composition.

I am pleased with how it came out! And I felt a bit looser during the process! There is hope I may start using my left brain more after all!

If you are interested in abstract mixed media I learned some of these techniques from a great book I just started reading. Its called Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists by Ann Baldwin. I am loving it! You can check out Ann's website to find out more about the book and her artwork HERE

9 comments:

  1. Now this one I really love!! Not only the abstract painting, but the colors, the message and everything! Great job Cathy!!Now if I can just make that million dollars....... ^_^

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  2. Hi Cathy...super gorgeous and wonderful..has a nice antique-y vintage feel to it.

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  3. WOW Cathy! This is awesome! Love it! Isn't it great to incorporate your own photos and images? Really super! I have Ann Baldwin's book and it's always near me when I'm creating. Her DVD's are wonderful! xxoo

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  4. Brava!! Complimenti Cathy,un eccellente lavoro!

    Ciao,buona serata

    Francesco

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  5. This is lovely. With your eye for excellent images in photographs, you should have no problems mixing them into abstract pieces.
    I love the feel of this~~colors I usually don't use but they call out.
    Very, very good!!!! Anxious to see where you go from here! ;)

    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  6. This is a truly fabulous piece. It really struck a chord with me. What a wonderful idea to incorporate your photography. Great job Cathy.

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  7. Sooo very pretty Cathy!! I can't wait to see how you incorporate more of your beautiful photography into your mixed media! I know you're going to blow us all away!!

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  8. It's great Cathy, I love how you incorporated your photograph into this piece......

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