I promised myself that I'd not start any more paintings until I had completed at least 10 of those that have been in various stages of undress, some since the spring. The past few days in the studio have been a good move towards that goal.
One of the pieces that was in limbo was this heavily textured one. I started with a stencil and created drywall compound flowers on a previously 'junk' background for an experiment, not noticing it had been painted with iridescent paint. When I walked past it in the dark the next morning, the fluorescent-edged flowers scared the stuffing out of me!
|Garden Texture 6" x 10" mixed media on mat board © Win Dinn|
I'd been reading and viewing some photos about the star Arcturus, and the next two paintings are my interpretation of how that area of the galaxy may look. Being that it's over 36 light years away from our home, there's no one who can refute me!
|Moonrise Near Arcturus 9" x 12" mixed media on board © Win Dinn|
|Moonrise Near Arcturus II 5" x 7" mixed media on board © Win Dinn|
|My Daily Grind 4" x 6" mixed media on canvas © Win Dinn|
|Summer Flight 12" x 12" mixed media on canvas © Win Dinn|
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