This piece started out as VERY UGLY. and I was ready to throw it out but I thought about my mantra that every piece going through an ugly stage and you just have to keep working on it so I didn't give up and just kept adding layers.
Now, it's my favorite piece in my Abstract Mixed Media series.
There is something about the depth of color and the composition that keeps my eyes moving around the piece.
I wish I knew how I did this so I could make another piece but that's quite impossible. Every work of art I make has it's own voice and path from beginning to end. I guess that's why I love being an artist since I never know how my day will progress. Will I be frustrated? Yes. Will I hate my work? Yes. Will I try to "fix" what is not working? Yes. Will I love the eventual outcome? Unknown.
In this case, it worked.
I've been working on creating mixed media art for the past month and am really loving this experience.
Today, I ordered some mats since I think my work is worth presenting as fine art.
I might even get the courage to offer these for sale one of these days. But in the meantime, I'm getting joy from making these and feeling my creativity expanding into this new media.
The Denver Art Museum has just re-opened after a 3 year renovation so a friend invited me to join her to hear lectures from the curators about their approaches to re-configuring the galleries and collections.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!