“Home,” a mixed media journey by Nicole Austin
I love how this canvas came together, and thought I would share with you the entire process from start to finish. In the video tutorial, I talk about why I make each choice and show you how I start a canvas by playing with color and ideas and how it builds to the end result. You may notice that A LOT of the early layers are almost completely (if not entirely!) covered up by the end. I always think of each painting as a process or journey. In the first layers I just like to play with and “audition” colors. I may even add stencil images and paint pen marks as well as collage pieces. As I get closer to what feels like the “end” of the painting, I start to bring back some of the earlier ideas, colors, or marks that got lost in the layers. I hope you enjoy the journey and are inspired to create something unique of your own!
Stencils: Garden 2, Patterns 1, Numbers 1
Paint: Dylusions (black), Golden heavy body acrylic (titanium white, cadmium red), Golden high flow acrylic (indigo), Golden fluid acrylic (anthraquinone blue), Distress Stain (evergreen bough, salty ocean)
Spray ink: Mr Hueys (navy)
Paint pens: Liquitex 15mm bold tip (bright aqua green, red, black, fluorescent pink), Sharpie fine-tip paint pen (white), Dylusions paint pen (black)
6” x 6” gallery wrapped canvas
Stabilo marks-all pencil (black)
Medium & fine-tip paint brushes
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This looks like so much fun ! Thank you for showing and explaining how each layer comes together. I have a canvas I feel I messed up but now I think I’ll go back and add a few things. T.Y.