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Beveled Canvas Project: Follow along!!

Well, I got these amazing new canvases that are beveled on the edges….they are so cool as you can see here….so I’m starting a new piece on a large one and I’m going to try to document it stage by stage for you.  The first pic is of the plain canvas.

The next pic is of some lines I’ve very loosely sketched in to create sections for different textures and colors.  I think I’m going to try to go with some brighter colors for this one just for fun.  I very much stick to warmer colors and maybe I’ll play around with some brights this time.  Below you’ll see the general layout and some heavy molding gel that I’ve put in various textures.

 

 

Finally the last picture is of the corner showing the texture going off the beveled side. 

If you want to follow along you can use any canvas OR if you want these great beveled canvases check out Jerry’s Artorama for their very reasonable prices.  Or you can just use a regular canvas to follow along with the techniques I’ll be using.

So to recap

1.  Sketch out a general layout to section off your canvas into different squares and triangles, rectangles, anything you want really.  I stuck with squares and rectangles of various sizes for this piece.

2.  Use molding paste or a heavy bodied gel medium to cover various sections.   Then using different tools, stamps or even your hands give the paste texture.  Then leave to dry until we can begin again another day!

As always don’t forget to Like the post if you do indeed like it or share it with some friends on Facebook or Twitter or LEAVE A COMMENT with anything you’d like to add to this project.  I would love to hear what variations you would have on this project as we go.

Love and Light and Happy Holidays to you and yours.  WK

Something New….Where did this come from?

Well, this is my latest work and it’s got a different flow about it that my previous pieces, but I did it in one day all day couldn’t stop and then just “There it was”…..certainly softer and more blending, maybe all this portrait work at school and blending is rubbing off on my other pieces.  Can’t wait to see where it takes me next!!!

Let me know how you feel about this evolution as it takes place!  You’re the only way I get out of my head for critiques….any comments good or bad always welcome.   Don’t forget to Like or visit Facebook at Windy Kai: Hummingbird Studios….all those Social Media things…..love and light to you and yours….WK

How’s the first portrait coming along…..let’s just say I’m happier with it….

Well, here’s an update on the first portrait I’ve ever done since I was so unhappy with it.  Of COURSE I added my cubist element and the triangles and shapes made their way in!!!  They keep creeping up on me!!!  Not done yet but we’re getting there….

These portraits are scary, terrifying and the these walls I’ve built up about my insecurity are nagging, but they are slowly being broken down, and who knows faces may show up in my work more often….who knows….it’s the journey and I’m definitely on one!!  Just like you!

Peace and Light…WK

 

 

 

What my kids added to my work!!

Last post I showed you two pieces I did for our school walls.  I gave this challenge to a group of my 8th graders and look what that had to come back at me with!!  They are so good!!  This will make a nice installation and I can’t wait to see the other smaller installation they are working on.

First two panels I made….

 

Panels my students have added!! The two brown and one red are theirs and the white mine….

I think they might be showing me up!!  I’m so proud of them.  These installations have a lot of promise. And it comes from 13 and 14 year olds.  A great reminder of why I teach and don’t just work as a solitary artist.

Peace and Light…..WK

First Encaustics

This is my first attempt at playing around with Encaustic….

I LOVE IT!!!!! And can’t wait to play more!!!

New Work: First Stages

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Happy Sunday to you!  Well, I got ahold of some foam board which I just loved and decided on this next triangular piece I was going to build up some sections.  Then I thought, well I have all these wire pieces as well, wire not incorporate just a tad of wire work into my cubist pieces as well to soften them up….so here’s the beginnings…the VERY beginnings of this piece….

Well, and not  to mention a previous piece I expoxied that looks amazing with the layer of envirotex on it…is taking a life-time to dry!  It’s been a week and it’s still tacky to the touch….anyone with expoxy tips let me know!  I’m open to all suggestions.  I love the look, and granted it’s a thick layer because that’s what I’m going for, but I’ll have to paint something years in advance at this rate to show or sell!! 🙂

Paper Towel Piece Complete

paper towel series from this”….

To This….

And finally to this…Yeah…I’m so happy with it…And Yes it ended up being upside down from the beginning…just to show how you never can plan where your muse is going to take you. You’re at her mercy…

Hope you’ve enjoyed this piece from beginning to end…I know I have…don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter so you don’t miss anything and I don’t miss you!  I miss you when you’re gone…so sign up or click Like or rate the post or COMMENT…I love to hear you’re out there!  Peace and Light everyone….Windy Kai

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