I've been working diligently on one piece trying to finish it for an art challenge. The challenge has come and gone, but I am still working on it! That's okay. I'm loving the direction it is taking and I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my home.
I had started this painting awhile ago and had originally just slapped some color here and there on a piece of wood. It's a flat panel that I layered with one coat of gesso. After watching a short video on painting on wood surfaces, I learned more about what I should have done (which included three coats of gesso with sanding between layers...oops)! LOL. That's okay, as creating is about learning along the way. This painting has some awesome wood texture that I'm glad I didn't completely sand away.
|Playing with colors and layering. This is my first time painting on a wood surface. Love the texture of it!|
|First row of houses...|
While houses on the first row were drying, I added another row and followed the same steps. I worked between rows while things were drying or when I couldn't think of what else to add to the houses! The two photos below show the progression of the second row and the beginning of the third row of houses.
|Second and third row of houses...lots of changes along the way.|
|The current version of the houses.|
I'm adding the last two photos to show some of the fall beauty in my backyard. Right now the ground is covered with so many leaves the grass is barely visible! The mums are in full bloom and are gorgeous.
Happy creating this week! Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to lately. I always appreciate and enjoy reading your comments. :)
|Outdoors...my favorite place! Wish it were fall year round here. :)|