It's been a while since I posted, but I have been doing a bunch of art. I was fortunate enough to be able to go an art retreat in Rochester, NY this year and was busy preparing for that and then recouping from that when I came back! We traded a lot of ATCs and Journal Pages there and I'll post some of those pics soon. In the meantime, I had a swap to catch up on for a 4x4 canvas at Stamp-Shack in the theme of an Ocean. A few steps to follow, but still leaving it free flowing. Loved that! First step was to add color with no thinking involved, so I did a shade of blue and mixed it with white. I added a bit of yellow for some contrast and pretty soon it looked like an ocean with a horizon. I really wasn't aiming there, but I guess the subconciousness knows what it wants. Then the next step was to add texture, so I added some paste which made it look like waves. Next step was to add more texture and found objects. So, I added this jute netting that someone had given me, some fish I'd cut out of the magazines, and some bird punches I had in my stash. Next step was to add a stamped, color it and collage it onto the background. I realized that I'm woefully lacking in ocean themed
stamped images, so I asked the hostess if I could just draw and paint them. She was fine with that, so I then did the sailboats freehanded. Next step was to add some writing and the last was to add doodling. I added the saying across the horizon line and doddled some leaves at the corner. Taa Daa, my 4x4 canvas masterpiece! lol. Hope the ladies like it.