Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Experimental Mixed Media


I usually do my Mixed Media pieces on MDF board or canvas , but I have been away from this medium for quite a while now and thought it would be fun to experiment on cotton paper. I used acrylic, acrylic ink, liquid watercolor, pigmented sand, tissue paper, oatmeal paper and amate paper on cotton paper. 16X16 inches.

15 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I like the movement in this one, and the warm cool contrast. I like working on paper too. True mixed media! I bet it looks great framed on the wall.

Mary said...

Thank you Leslie, I had fun with it but I feel I have developed a fear in the process, I didn't have before. I guess I just have to work on Mixed Media more often again. I hadn't worked on paper before, and I like it.

Anita said...

I really like this - I'm leaning more and more to trying out some abstract - maybe just in paint to start with.

Mary said...

Thank you Anita, I wasn't to sure about this one since it is sort of callage and that has not been my type of mixed media but I did enjoy it. I have been playing with inks, acrylics, WC on paper and have three in the works so I hope they will be worthy of posting.

Gallery Juana said...

Beautiful piece. I look forward to seeing the others you're working on. I have been thinking about using texture mediums. You've inspired me to get moving on this idea.

Mary said...

Thank you Juana, I am having so much fun just playing aroun with inks, acrylics and watercolor but I notice I just can't get away from the texture.:)

Elis Cooke said...

Oh yes! that looks like fun! and the combination of vibrant colour and textures is lovely! I find paper definitely has a different result to other supports. I love the textures of paper and it just takes the paint [especially fluids] in such a lovely random way! I so hope you get over the fear in the process-- after all what have you got to lose-- but a few pieces of paper-- and I find the muse is usually easier to work with if I let her have some fun first and let things flow from there lol! namaste Elis.

Martha Marshall said...

I really love this one, Mary. It really glows.

Shayla said...

This gives such feelings of warmth and contentment. It feels earthy, crafted.

Mary said...

Elis, I'm glad to hear you say you let the muse have some fun first. I find it very hard to fllow a planned idea and usually just let the process take me but I do run into difficulties with composition very often.

Mary said...

Martha, thank you for your comment and your visit, it is always encouraging to see your comments and enlightening to see your work.

Mary said...

Thank you Shayla, I had fun with it hope to try another paper piece soon.

Billie Crain said...

Mary's getting wet! i love this one.:)

rivergardenstudio said...

What a striking piece... very strong and dramatic... I love it... Roxanne

Freak said...

I love this one. :)