Thursday, April 19, 2012

My First Triptych!

I think I just finished my first triptych! This painting started out pretty crazy...I didn't really know where it was taking me, so I just kept at it, adding layers until it morphed into this...here it is in stages, the last picture is what it looks like now. My husband doesn't get it, but I'm really liking these funky, colorful, organic shapes.
I started with this...

Then sketched the shapes and painted background black...


Didn't like black so tried adding alphabet stamps to add more dimension...
Hated the stamps so painted over in Transparent Yellow Ochre


Used palette knife to spread crackle texture as background...


Finally, added some printed tissue paper, more paint and some distress ink...

8 comments:

  1. wow, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it, how marvelous.

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    1. Thank you so much! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the awesome feedback as well! I am encouraged and inspired by all of you!

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  2. LOVE it!!
    (and love your banner too!)

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    1. Thanks Diane, glad you noticed the banner. I've been trying to personalize my blog more by making it more "my own"...I made that banner on an app on my ipad. I was worried that it's too tall.

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  3. I enjoyed seeing the transformation and think they turned out great!

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  4. This is absolutely stunning! Your process was so cool to see - and your end result with the crackle texture is perfect! Kristin xo

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    1. Kristin, Thank you so much! I am going to try and be better at documenting my paintings as they evolve. I like to look back at the process. Thanks for visiting!

      Kristen

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