Earth, Stars, Moon

Today you are going to get a triple treat, three new works of art that I am really excited about! I must have been really excited because I discovered that I barely took any progress photos of them as they developed! This is the one & only shot I have:

work-in-progress image (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

All but two pieces of my new art that are on wood panels or wood cradles are multi-piece. I’m enjoying making things that are separate, yet together. These three pieces all started as a square and a rectangle, each 6 inches wide. They were all covered with a mixture of clear gesso, sand and different hues of acrylic paint that was layered, scraped and arranged before it was left to dry for a day or two. After it was dry I began adding transparent washes of different colors, as well as splashes of more opaque paint to each set. I would estimate there are at least 10 to 15 different layers. It’s fun to see how they blend, mix, hide or show through each other during the process. Eventually it added up to a deep, interesting pattern and it was time to add highlights, outlines and edges. I love putting the last little touches on a piece and seeing it come together!

"lunar comets" mixed media on wood, 6x18 total, $125 set (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker
"topography" mixed media on wood, 6x18 total, $125 set (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker
"stellar" mixed media on wood, 6x18 total, $125 set (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

As I worked on these pieces I was also working on a larger piece, titled “Celestial” that I am equally excited about! That piece I did get several progress photos of.  Look for it soon. While you’re waiting you can always turn on your imagination and think of what it might look like!

Pondering yet?


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