I was looking for a different artistic challenge
and I came across Donna Downey's Altered Brush Project.
I read Donna's blog often and am yearning to go to her studio for a class.
I ordered a paintbrush from her and it came right before my son's wedding.
It got put away for awhile.
My goal for this was to just have fun...
and to FINISH it!
I wanted it to reflect me...my art.
I have become more confident in myself...
am trying to be content with who I am...
my abilities... my talents....
what I have to offer.
I am finding my voice... my style.
So that is what I did.
|acrylic paint outlines...|
|Gesso on top...|
|Pitt Markers, other markers, Neocolor II crayons, Gel pens...|
I kept adding layer after layer of colors,
sometimes spray varnishing in between.
I was looking for depth in my background.
I wanted rich, intense looking color.
It was challenging.
You know I hate deadlines!
My brush could be described more as a
decorated' brush as opposed to an 'altered' brush.
But I was true to myself!
Thank you Donna, that was fun!
Go to her Pinterest page to see the whole collection.
They are all fun!