Welcome to you all... by Kabela
Friday 6th January 2017
Here's my contribution.
That colour pallet inspired "Sunshine after the rain" for me.
My son had a stormy year last year and has started to believe in himself so much more. He's now a ray of sunshine rather than doom and gloom. I took this photo of him sitting on a large rock at the beach late last year and here I can see a calm in him that is just pure gold.
I don't know what made me take that picture in black and white considering it was a perfect blue sky day. Luckily I did... it fit the mood board challenge and I believe... created a little bit of divine synergy for us both. Here's my first blog and contribution to any challenge anywhere, ever!!
Its my time to .... BELIEVE!
I wrapped the canvas in tissue paper to create a full layer of texture to base my other layers on. It worked amazingly for picking up the pigments in the Lindy's sprays and in the end I didn't want to cover them with texture paste. I highlighted the ridges with white gesso to emphasise the depths and Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper to highlight the peaks.
I have a rather organic feel when I create and used elements found in nature such as the honeycomb and card stock to ground the dreams like qualities in the picture. I used paint splatters to add to the whimsical mystical qualities of the moment I captured.
Some closer looks at the collage.
I still think that the fluorescent light captures the metallic elements better than the ceiling lights but the ceiling gives the canvas much truer colour.
Product list.Steampunk Sepia
Gag me with a spoon grey