Sunday, February 28, 2010

Experimenting!


I guess I just felt like experimenting this weekend. I used several layers of paint on this painting, along with vintage hymnal pages and charcoal. Before I crackled it I used some rubbing alcohol to kind of wipe off the paint in some areas so that the music papers peek through. I think it all gives the painting a little more depth. I like the aged appearance of all the layers of colors. Then, after crackling and antiquing I covered it in two coats of Modge Podge luster for a thick textured finish. This little angel looks a little sad as she stands near the pearly gates. Maybe it has something to do with her not having a halo. I'm not really sure... I will list this on Ebay this evening.

I just went with my youngest, Jordan, to be fitted for his tuxedo for the prom. I can't believe he is almost 18 already! He also got talked into to modeling in a "prom fashion show" of tuxedos at his school and had to be fitted for that. ha ha I wish I could see him do the show. He would be pretty embarrassed if Mom showed up for the school assembly or whatever--so I guess I will just check if any photos show up on Face Book. lol

7 comments:

Pease Porridge said...

Wow, this turned out really neat. I love all the layers and textures. I think you should sneak up to school! It is his last year and I don't see anything wrong with you snapping a couple pictures!

~Tonya said...

Wow Cris, when you bump your painting up...so much detail!! I love it. Isn't it fun experimenting?

Your son, how neat is that. Mom showing up, I am sure he would love that. I have yet to go through prom with my Jordan (he is only 14) and my two daughter's are only 8 and 12. Oh the joys of looking ahead.

Have a wonderful evening.
~Tonya

Kelly said...

I love this...for all the reasons you mentioned: the textures and depth...the colours...I even adore her slightly sad face.

Prom is so much fun! Isn't it neat to watch these scruffy teenage boys become young James Bonds in their tuxes? Get as many pix as you can!My boys hated it but I love those pictures.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Beautiful! I love the colors.

Tina said...

The more layers, the more opportunity for reveal, all the better.
So much fun to experiment.
T

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

vERY NICE, i LOVE IT!! IT'S LOVELY!

THANKS FOR DROPPING BY AND LEAVING SUCH A SWEET COMMENT.

Butterfly Works said...

I love your work....I especially loved this little angel...Looks like she might think she's going to get called on the carpet....she's precious.
I have so enjoyed browsing your blog and hope you will drop by for a visit....
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly