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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Gallery piece!

Hello Peeps! 
Suanita's Little Gallery is presenting MUNSTERS vs ADDAMS!! This is an online show with works from would wide artists inspired by both TV shows. The opening date is October 8th, 2012 at:
so mark your calendars!

This is the piece I created for the show. Titled: "Pure Love".  I honestly cannot think of another TV couple more in love than Morticia and Gomez. This time I chose to use Charcoal and Acrylic on Watercolor paper, I want it to have that old school poster feel to it. 

I also took a chance and tired a new method that created the crumbled paper texture for the background. The trick is to use ceramic wrap! After I painted the red background I waited till its half dry (if its too wet the paint will just bleed everywhere), and gently place the ceramic warp on top, then I quickly pinched and pulled here and there to get a pattern I liked. I let it sit for another 15 mins before pulling the ceramic wrap off, letting the paint take shape as well as seep into the paper more. Don't let the wrap stay too long or I'm afraid the paint will seal it to the paper when it completely dries.
And there you have it, enjoy!

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