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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Monthly Mediums Challenge

The Plaza Artists Materials Cincinnati Clifton branch is the host of our employee mediums challenge.  It is the art retail supply store where I work.  We employees have taken it upon ourselves to work with a variety of mediums each month.  The medium is chosen for each month and this latest installment is all about acrylic paint mediums.  In my last post I showed you some in progress pictures of the pieces I was working.  Well I finished the wood nymph and she is now residing at the store for a month before she travels to the Essex Studios for Decembers art walk.  Unless of course a customer at work falls in love with her and wants to buy her.  Her companion Oak Man is not finished but, I will be working on him this weekend.  So without further ado here is Wood Nymph an experiment in acrylic mediums and mixed media.

Wood Nymph is 12x16 inches mounted on a stretched canvas for structural support. I used a variety of mediums and paint techniques on her.  There is a textured handmade paper that was applied to the surface of the panel before the figure was sculpted on it.  Then I used Super Heavy matte gel medium to create additional texture.  Next a layer of crackle paste was applied in a few areas.  Once that was all dry she was coated with several coats of Gesso.  Then the long paint process of glazing layers and a dusting of metallics for a bit of shimmer.  It took me approximately 14 hours to complete her.

That's it for today.  I hope to post Oak Man sometime this weekend when he is finished.  Thank you as always for stopping by.


Sujay said...

So attractive arrangement.Well done carry on.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Sujay.