I love other artist's works in progress. I hope you feel the same as I do. Granted, I'm in my cute mode for my stores for Easter, but I will get onto some more "serious" art soon. I really love doing both. Here's what I had the chance to do today. This is a really detailed piece that really should have been done on smoother paper. Paper really dictates how the final art will look, along with your quality of chosen medium ( s ).
A friend of mine gave me a canvas with some old gray paint on it. It's perfect to experiment on. I wondered if I could draw on acrylic with charcoal, so I drew on the paint that already existed on the canvas, sprayed it with a fixative and was able to paint without the charcoal smudging. The charcoal drawn directly on the paint yielded a beautiful line quality. I then smudged pastel over the paint with a little extra charcoal smudging. Face drawn from visual memory.
Recently I experienced a situation that caused me deep heartache. I felt like the crying wouldn't stop, but thankfully it did, and I moved onto the next phase of acceptance. This piece was inspired by how I felt, and yet as hurt as I was emotionally, I couldn't quite catch the darkness in this piece. I think my eternal optimism shines through no matter how grey the clouds. This is just a part of the art. It was done on Ampersand's Aquabord in mixed media. 9" x 12"
Laura J. Holman
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