Sunday, November 25, 2018

Simply Cedar I

I pulled out my box of dried and pressed leaves and found he parcel with small cedar branches.

After sorting through them I found four branches that would fit my canvas.

I painted my canvas with the background colour using a mixture of black and iridescent acrylic paint and set it aside to dry.

Next I used combinations of metallic paints including emerald green, copper, bronze and gold ring to imitate the colours already on the cedar branches. As each one was finished I set it aside to dry.

When the branches were completely dry I used acrylic gloss medium to glue the branches into place beginning with the ones on the bottom first and gradually working up to the ones on the top layer.

I let this layer dry and lastly to make sure they didn't move and were protected, I applied four layers of acrylic gloss varnish giving each layer time to dry completely.

This original 8" x 10" framed, mixed media painting is available for $150.00.