Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mixed Media Piece

Buddha, Mixed Media, 12 x 9

It's getting too dirty, so I empty out the water soluble silk dyes palette. Wow! It looks so cool, the colors are amazing as they swirl and ooze away. So I grab a piece of canvas paper, and lay it on top of the colors. Voila! Instant beautiful toned ground for a new painting! This painting has been submitted to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes for Different Folks Blog where she posts an image an invites artists to interpret it in any media they choose. When the toned ground dried, I used an acrylic spray to fix it, and then painted over it with water soluble oil paints.

background for Buddha


Dewberry Fine Art said...

Hillary, this is so cool. I was just complaining that I did not like the photo that Karin put up on the different strokes blog. You make it look so cool. You are oh so creative!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Hey girl,
It is beautiful.Love it.Beautiful colors.
Leaving to Israel next week for 3 weeks. Hope to see Carol in Tel Aviv.

Nancy Goldman said...

Hi Hillary,

What a great idea. I've always been a little sad when I clean out my silk dyes palette because they are so beautiful. You found the perfect solution.

Hillary Miller said...

Thanks Dori! Have you done any of the DSDF yet?

Irit - I hope you have a great trip! Have you met Carol before? Are you old friends or new? Please say hello for me and eat falafel for me! I have only been once - I think it's time to go back!

Nancy, so fun to see you on the blog frontier! Thanks for visiting, and your blog looks great!