I can't believe this is my 100th post to this blog. I still feel so green at blogging and yet somehow I have managed to do 100 times? Well, anyhow...
As promised, here are some working photos of the actual painting process...
First I sketch out my image on the canvas and then I add all kinds of textural collage elements to make the surface really interesting.
I have a world map, old book pages, thin fabric with sequins attached...
I thought of creating a little version Tamalyn's wall map that she mentioned, so I covered countries that she listed in gold glitter and added rhinestone bezels to a few so it might feell like that map she has at home.
After visiting her website, I really had the collar of one of her dvd covers stuck in my head and thought "Hey, it's my painting- I am going to take a little creative license and do whatever I want to do!" ;) So I threw it in, too!
I used acrylics, some oils, some unconventional paints... did a lot of figure painting & went home looking like I got attacked by my paint palette (maybe you would have liked to see a photo of THAT! hehe)
I'll be unveiling the completed painting tomorrow!
I do hope you'll return to tell me what you think of it.
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How can belly dancing change the world?
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