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Monday, November 11, 2013

Red Autumn Mixed Media

Back in the Spring I did a mixed media painting that I called The Blue Tree Painting. I wasn't totally thrilled with it at the time--only because it didn't look finished to me. So I put it away for awhile, figuring that at some point I'd know what to do with it. Well, when I went in the studio over the weekend I got inspired after helping the Hubs rake leaves. So I re-worked my original painting and turned it into my Red Autumn Mixed Media.

Red Autumn Mixed Media

I decided that what it really needed was leaves and more color. So I used a stencil and stenciled on leaves in the a few shades of blue, along with a few in gold as well. I really liked it at that point, but I decided it needed just a little something more. So I created a paper leaf and added that to the canvas in relief, so that it would pop out off the canvas. After that, it finally felt finished to me. And now I love it! What do you think?!