A mixed-media 5×7″ canvas:
This one challenged me. I was inspired by the artwork of Erinn Hatter, though my skill is obviously nowhere near hers. (I’ll admit up front that I started by copying one of her pieces, trying to figure out what methods she used. This is for my self-education only, and won’t be sold nor is displayed as my original idea). I utilized stamped tissue paper, sewing patterns, gesso, craft acrylic paint (employ what you have on hand, right?) and acrylic ink, pitt pens (just got a set, and love ’em!), and oil pastels. I was uncertain whether to finish here, or add some words around the center of the piece, but for now, anyway, it’s done. I do think, on reflection, I would have liked it to have more blue than umber tones…maybe next time. And, now that I’ve got a feel for the process, I have my own ideas on where I’d like to go with it in terms of image/theme/style, as well as improving upon my technique.