More new “construction” artwork…

“constructing daybreak” mixed media on 11×14″ canvas, $245 © Lynne Medsker

Last week I posted the two large pieces of artwork that I recently created using everyday construction materials like cement, sand & gravel. Today I’m going to show you the images & steps for three smaller (11×14) pieces created using the same process. Like the larger pieces these all began with a layer of concrete applied to the surface of the canvas.

work in progress, image 1 © lynne medsker

Once dried then several layers of loose acrylic were applied to the surface and it was left to dry again.

work in progress, image 2 © lynne medsker

When the acrylic dried the piece was “roughed up” and the concrete broken, chipped & removed where it easily came up, leaving behind the texture and a rough pattern for me to base the composition on.

work in progress, image 3 © lynne medsker

To define the edges of each area wavy lines of white acrylic were applied with a squeeze bottle.

work in progress, image 4 © lynne medsker

After that was dried then I began re-painting the different areas with thin layers of acrylic paint.

work in progress, image 5 © lynne medsker

Once I was pleased with the coloring I also added black sand in select areas of each piece, as well as a thick & textured area of white acrylic to contrast with the black. Here are the other two pieces after they were completed:

“archaic construction” mixed media on canvas, 11×14, $245 © Lynne Medsker

“constructing myths” mixed media on canvas, 11×14, $245 © Lynne Medsker

I haven’t had time to begin any more of these “contructed” pieces but hope to get one or two underway soon. They are easier to work on when I can get outside to do the cement application & the removal of the concrete – finding a day without rain to accomplish that just hasn’t happened lately!

Sunny thoughts,

Lynne

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