Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mixed Media Canvas

Here's something definitely different from me to share. It's a layered canvas I completed for an assignment in a Mixed Media Class at My Creative Classroom. There are so many layers to this piece and experiments with how various media work together. I've included a gel medium transfer of a picture taken by my husband of a window from Rosecliff, a mansion in Newport, RI. When we toured the mansions a couple years ago, I loved imagining and wondering what life would've been like there in the Gilded Age, when the mansions were in their glory - hence my word on the piece. That also was completely inspired by watching Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday videos on her blog - big, scrawling swirl-embellished text can add so much I think. I had lots of fun with this - you should've seen my fingers - covered in gesso, color wash, glimmer mist, and acrylic and watercolor paints!

13 comments:

Lynlee said...

Love this-pinned on Pinterest!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Gorgeous piece!

Wax Beach Artist said...

What a beautiful piece. I love all the layers and it expresses wonderment very well, great job! Connie :)

Ellie said...

I love it ! I also love your art journey!

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is really stunning Penny. All the layers work so well together and the window is just so perfect.

stampdiva said...

Not only is this so beautiful, I love the fact it incorporates a photograph from your personal collection, cresating a wonderful piece of memory art for both you and your husband.
All the mediums have been handled so artistically. Beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Janine said...

Hi Penny, it is a a great piece of art, I love that window too, and the story behind it makes it more interesting. I love making such work too, I hat an internet course earlyer this year, there I learned such stuff too. ☺ Have a nice week, lovely regards and thank you for all your nice comments on my blog. Janine

Debbie K. said...

This is so hauntingly beautiful, Penny! Great job.

2amscrapper said...

It's beautiful!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Very beautiful etheral piece, Penny.

Shar said...

Your piece is just incredible!

Trishia said...

Penny, thank you for the link to Donna's blog. No WONDER you were inspired:) What great handwriting you have -- and as mentioned, I really like the personal touch, using a meaningful photo.

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous pice. I love the handwriting on top of the whole piece. Wish I could break out and do something that freeing. Thanks for stopping by today. take care, gerri