This piece is so dimensional… the texture and layers are just so yummy! This 18×18 was so much fun and has lots meaning. The quote is from Maya Angelou, she is one of my favorite authors/poets. It reads “You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt but still like dust I’ll rise, I rise, I rise”
So often we can come against adversity and others that try to discourage our dreams.. And this work is served as an reminder to keep going… never ever, ever give up!
Also….. The winner of the “Poetry of the Earth” giveaway is Jana Boettcher! Congratulation Jana… and thank you all for liking and sharing!!!
I love using modeling paste, crackle paste and the pumice gel, I try to not think about where I’m putting it so that I can have unexpected texture in some surprising spots. Also watering down some of your paint works well when working with all this texture, it allows the paint to settle in the cracks and and around the paste.
Supplies Used: 18×18 wood panel, scraps of vintage paper, Large #17 palette knife smaller palette knife # 5, charcoal pencil, cardboard scraps
Golden Mediums: gesso, crackle paste, modeling paste, coarse pumice gel, matte medium, glazing medium
Golden heavy body paints: Titanium white, teal, quinacridone blue violet, alizarin crimson hue, Yellow ochre, quinacridone crimson, neutral gray, carbon black
Golden Fluid acrylics: pyrrole red, cobalt turquois, yellow oxide, raw umber, quinacridone magenta, Phthalo green, permanent violet dark, paynes gray, Phthalo Blue
Donna Downey Stencils: keyhole splatter, star, scribble script,
My stencils: mandala, scribbles, scribble squares, scribble circles, cracked
Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved
I love your style !!
Thank you so much Nancy! hugs
Hi dear Shawn,
Hope you’re well & happy. Well…gosh, this piece brought me to tears. The layers of beauty, the layers of pain & suffering…and there she was, still standing, risen more powerful and yet gently she shines. Thank you, thank you for this! I needed it, needed to feel hope. And thanks to the wonderful Maya.
Bless you Shawn.
Much love & hugs
I love it when someone gets it… gets the depth of the layers and the meaning… thank you for seeing with your heart…! We all need this hope and encouragement from time to time through out our journey… You are loved!