This week's theme at The Butterfly Effect is "STAR TREK"...as suggested by my hubby...cos he was watching re-runs when I asked for themes :S
But when I started thinking about it, that programme actually lends itself to all sorts of inspiration. I was in love with Captain Kirk...and the mixed race crew, all treating each other with respect and loyalty was way ahead of it's time. The fact that they tried to ban the scene were Kirk kisses Uhura shows how they used the stories to push the boundaries...beyond the Final Frontier :D
One of my favourite things about the programmes is the amazingly surreal worlds they visit, so that is the angle I took.
I had decided to revamp an early canvas that didn't quite gel for me any more...
First I covered it with an acrylic glaze...yuk, major fail!
Next I added a layer of white gesso, and stuck on some plastic mesh...
...and piled on a thicker layer of Gesso.
I liked this much better. When it had dried, I felt it was the wrong way round, and decided to use it as a landscape for my Star Trek piece.
I used sponge pieces to apply acrylic paints to the entire surface,
and dripped inks to create plant like growths....the plant life on most of the planets they visited looked gnarled or scorched :D...
and it wouldn't have been Star Trek without a "gaseous anomaly"...
( I removed the decoupage and plastered more gesso over it to give better texture)
and of course...at least 3 moons, preferably aligned :D
If I learned only one thing from the Star Trek experience, it is that anything is possible!
Enjoy :D XXX