Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Keeping it Simple for Big Impact :) :) :)

Hello Hello :) Louise here.

Today I would like to share a small canvas I created using the absolutely fabulous 'Talaya, Goddess of Ran' stencil designed by the amazing Andrea Matus DeMeng.

The canvas is 5"x7". I had originally started painting another image but I disliked it so much that I painted over it with white gesso and started again. 

I used a make up sponge to apply black gesso over the stencil to create the Talaya Goddess image.

I just love that Talaya is the Goddess of rain as part of my technique was to spritz the black gesso whilst it was still wet with water, which allowed the diluted black gesso to run down the canvas; like rain :).

The water spray also helped to add to shadow shading of the face as well as adding visual interest.

Im not usually a fan of having the grain of the canvas show through, however for this particular canvas it works!  I am so glad that I resisted the temptation to use a patellate knife to apply the white gesso thickly, [as is my usual practice].

Whilst the techniques use were very simple, and the color palette monochrome; it has all come together to create a little canvas with Big visual impact!

Well that is it for me for the moment, I do hope that you have enjoyed my lil creative share. I so loved creating this lil canvas, so much so it has become a new personal favourite.

Cheers and Happy StencilGirl Creating :) :) :)

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