Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Prayer for Wild Hearts

I started this a while ago but messed it up so I put it away. I decided to see what I could do with it. It's like part of an old, worn, peeling rain-stained fresco in some rundown church.  It must have about 18 layers of graphite, acrylic, gesso, ink, ShinHan Touch alcohol markers, Derwent Colorsoft and Inktense colored pencils and more.  The gesso is scraped on thick so it has the texture of plaster.  All is aged and faded except the newly escaped heart, flying away.   This is about 14x9 on 1/2 thick wood.

This is a bad picture, it has some glimmer to it, the underpainting which shows through the blue is metallic sparkly bronze and the drips where done with bronze shimmer acrylic inks thinned out with some water.  The winged heart is very dimentional, it has think glazing on the wings which has glittter and the glazing is crackled.  Really is very pretty.  I might try and retake the photo if our weather clears up, it's been drizzling rain and gray outside, bad lighting for photos.

Anyone want to buy it??  :)

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