So before the hols I won a place on the new Soul Food art course, due to start December 30th. On the community page some of the teachers have left "pre-class" vids as appetisers...which I nommed my way through quite quickly.
One of the vids was by Nolwenn Pettibois, and it inspired me to decorate the cover of the ringbinder I will store my classwork pieces in....(to keep the paintings separate, rather than as a journal)
I love "crafting", but I have so missed just getting messy with paint...I is back!
This is the reclaimed binder (I reclaimed from hubby)
I took a piece of paper I use to wipe excess paint on to and cut it to fit, before sticking in place with matt medium.
Next a layer of white gesso to add more texture...
before grabbing a selection of colours....
and randomly blocking out the page.
I thought I'd try a more geometrical approach to my background.
Nolwenn had left some white spaces on her sample(but I got carried away), so I added smudges of white over the strong base...
as well as a few stencilled stars ....
AND a little black for definition.
Next it was time to place my figure. I loved the simplicity of the figure Nolwenn had painted, it added to the "holiness" and "spirituality" evoked by the piece.
To add his corona I pushed paint through a draining mesh...
I used a bit too much paint, but then it just added nummy texture to the finished piece.
I used the same gold paint to add highlights to his face and surplus...
and a circle of white dashes to better define his corona.
I love my finished piece...something totally different for me.
I am sooooooo looking forward to starting this class...and sharing more art with you all.
(inspired by Nolwenn Pettibois' Bucket of Dreams)
Catch up with you all soon
Enjoy :D XXX