12 x 12 gallery wrapped canvas, paper clay, acrylic paint
vintage mass card
1. an ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually
semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other
I have always had a great interest in ornate and
decorative, religious art. I started this canvas a few
months ago painted with a black gesso base. I knew
I wanted to create a 'niche' and heavily texture, age
and patina the canvas. I created the canvas texture
with molding paste, acrylic paint and rubber stamps.
I had struggled with the texture and color for some time.
I wanted the niche to be made from Paperclay. Finding
the right consistency for the paperclay to adhere to the
canvas was no easy feat.
I am not a quitter, and I won't go down easy. I fought
with the paperclay and gel medium until I found the
right consistency to create the 'niche' I envisioned.
I wanted it to be ornate and look like metal.
The image of Immaculate Heart of Mary is a vintage
mass card I had collected which I enlarged on the printer
and used as an image transfer onto the canvas.
This painting was an experiment. I am happy with
what I have learned.
Now I'm off to Lake Tahoe, CA Heavenly for some
much needed R & R and a romp in the snow.
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