Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 4, Mixed Medium, Doodle 1 and 2

30 in 30 hosted by Leslie Saeta.

One of my favorite things about doing a 30 in 30 is it's a great time to experiment. I see so many great ideas to try on Pinterest and save them all on a board, "Interesting Art Ideas" for a time such as this.  Today's work came from a U - Tube video. The artist used molding paste and acrylics to add layers of texture. Something I have wanted to try for a long time. So.... seeing that Michael's had 50% off paints this week I purchased 8 new acrylics and paste. I love oils but they are difficult when one is trying to do a painting in one day. It's time to give acrylics a chance again.

Doodle 1
Mixed Medium on Canvas Panel
9" x 12"

Doodle 2
Mixed Medium on Canvas Panel
9" x 12"
I am constantly doing something with my hands, painting, writing, typing or doodling. I use sticky notes all the time to write notes to myself or doodle. There was a time that I thought some of them might make interesting abstracts so I started saving them. Imagine my office with several sticky notes pasted to my computer screen, now add  a pile of sticky notes and odd paper scrapes all over. It wasn't pretty, They had to go. The molding paste gave me the opportunity to doodle as an art form. This isn't quite the direction I want to move in but I think I learned enough to continue on with different shapes.

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