Thursday, February 14, 2013
I threw out a little challenge to other members of my local art group to come up with a heart for Valentine's Day. The time limit was very short - I only considered the option on the drive home about 36 hours ago but a couple of people in the group joined in.
Unfortunately, the Arts Northeast blog won't let me post pictures tonight for some reason, so I'll show you what I created and hopefully the gremlins in the system will allow me to post on the ANE blog later.
This started out with a sheet of watercolour paper that I had gessoed tissue onto and let dry. The resulting texture, with some additional string gel made a perfect surface that reminded me almost of veins and arteries running through the heart. A tiny bit of silver leaf finished it off. Its about 5 x 7" and acrylic as I wanted quick dry time.
I hope your V-Day was full of love.