Thursday, June 3, 2010

zen

adventures 050

6x6 canvas mixed media

I wanted to create something simple, reminiscent of golden Buddha statues. In the background you might notice that there is music and a postcard underneath the face. I love the way they peep through. I can’t stand the lips, too big, and the nose is so so.

This painting is on canvas, instead of wood, and although I enjoyed playing with both, I’m still not sure which I prefer. For mixed media, because of the layers of paper I used underneath, the canvas was a bit more challenging to use because of the give in the fabric while glue the papers underneath. I had to work a lot harder to get air bubbles out and counter the ripple effects caused by the paint, water, and fabric.

On the other hand, canvas is a cheaper medium and lighter weight.

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