Saturday, October 30, 2010
i remember quite a while back i met someone at a spiritual class i attended and during lunch she shared her views on past lives and our souls. she felt that we could have been anything in a past life, even a head of broccoli. i don't really know why that has always stuck with me, but when ever i think of her telling me that, i smile. i wonder what i would have been - surely something sweet and delicious perhaps? so tell me, what fruit or vegetable do you think you could have been?
created by roc at 1:44 PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
after painting that piece of cardboard the other day i decided to keep painting and pulled out a 6 x 6 canvas to gesso and get ready to use. i decided to let the cardboard painting as it was but i did use some old vintage text on this painting. i really like the added interest. i will do another one because i have an idea of something different i want to try. doing this canvas made me reopen my etsy shop...if you'd like to purchase this piece of art please check out my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/rocnic23
created by roc at 9:53 AM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
i saw this technique some place online that said you can wet cardboard and peel away layers to reveal ridges to add texture to your art, so i decided to give it a try it. i ripped off cardboard pieces from a packaging box i received in the mail and cut a piece 6 x 6 inches. i put a layer of gesso on the cardboard and let it dry. i painted the background with acrylic paints and scraped paint around with a credit card. once that was dry i just drew a design and painted it. i used a charcoal pencil to outline the drawing. i'm not sure if it is done or not. i feel like i want to add some paper to the background. but for now i'll just let it sit til i decide if it's done.
created by roc at 8:19 PM