Fluttering Leaves – Mixed Media Painting
Posted October 4, 2012on:
31 Days of Halloween – Day 4
While this painting is not technically Halloween, it is fall themed, so I wanted to share it with you today.
I collected some freshly fallen leaves from the maple tree in my yard and I preserved them by pressing them between sheets of wax paper and heating with an iron.
I painted a 14 X 18 canvas with black paint and glued on my girls face using matte medium. Her face was drawn on sketch paper with Prismacolor pencils and I painted her hair directly onto the canvas with acrylic paint.
I used beeswax to further preserve my leaves and adhere them to the canvas. I sprayed inks and splattered more paint over the waxed canvas.
I used matte medium to adhere my text “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
I carved swirls into the wax and went over the entire painting with metallic gold fluid acrylic mixed with water.
I apologize for the glare in all of the photos, but the iridescent paint shines no matter what angle I shoot from.
Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!!!!