Friday, January 8, 2016

Day 8 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge - "Precious Moments"

"Precious Moments" - 16" x 20" x 1.5" - mixed media on canvas
I generally sign my work in the front and the back of a painting when it's completed, and one of the challenges with painting over old canvases happens when there's a title already on the back of the piece.  I've been trying to create pieces that go with the previous titles and so far I think it's worked.  But I thought the new painting was a bit dark for the "Precious Moments" moniker. 

So I grabbed some Golden's Iridescent Gold (Fine) and painted the textured leaves and a few accent areas.  The result is quite beautiful, if I do say so myself.  It's really hard to capture the glistening leaves without distorting the rest of the painting, but I assure you they do shimmer brightly.  I had always shied away from using metallic paints, thinking they were more of a novelty item.  But with this challenge and all of the redo's, I think I'm beginning to change my mind!