HollyDeanArtist: Often Medieval in Mood: Enchantment.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Enchantment.

I noticed that the theme for the July Challenge over at Artists in Blogland is ENCHANTMENT. I did a post back in June about one of my new paintings of the same name. How cool is that? I thought that called for a re-posting. Make sure to check out the other participants at Artists in Blogland too!

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ENCHANTMENT [n. great charm or fascination, captivation, enthrallment]  is an evocative mixed media painting inspired by the interior of a Tithe Barn in Bradford-on-Avon, UK. This piece was started at Karen Rosasco's workshop and I think you will be amazed at how dramatically it changed as I worked on it. I finished it in my studio, all the while marveling at the magical process of creating.

I invite you to explore the evolution of ENCHANTMENT...



charcoal & water "splashed" on paper.
"fixed" with water/gloss medium glaze.

first layers of paint go down.
palette pretty well decided.

painting is getting too representational.
I decide it's time to change direction.

this is more like it.
going abstract with shapes, patterns & lines.

lines, words, focal point added.
watercolour paper glued to canvas.
top & right edge collage elements added.

work continues on the top, right & left edges.

paint ties all the elements together. signature added.

ENCHANTMENT
mixed media, 18"x14"x1.5"
watercolour paper mounted on gallery canvas
$500 CAD
Available at Studio22 Open Gallery, Kingston, ON Canada
Inquiries welcome here

10 comments:

  1. Love seeing the evolution of a piece, I need to remember to try and take photos of my pieces during the different stages but I always seem to forget.

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    1. Hi Kathryn! Taking pictures along the way takes practice :) Once you start, I think you will enjoy it. I love seeing where I started and where I ended up.

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  2. Impressive!! I'm so glad you didn't take the "representational" route....how boring is that!! Love the finished work!!!

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    1. Thanks, Dave! It's funny how the painting started out that way when I was trying to create an abstract.

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    2. Sometimes you just have to get some things out of your system....

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  3. Awesome progression, Holly!

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  4. Wow...love seeing the evolution of this piece!

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    1. I'm glad you could actually view this evolution! :)

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  5. I love seeing these process photos. And the finished work is awesome!

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