3rd Quarter Challenge Finished Pieces

3rd Quarter Challenge Finished Pieces

I worked on my mixed media pieces for Karen’s 3rd Quarter Challenge this week. The first piece I worked on was the smaller board with lots of folded and creased scrim on. I started by painting the background with some blue shades of acrylic paint.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I layered lots of shades of blue and white, then finished with some details of black, white, yellow and red. This is the piece just after I finished, while it was still wet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is it when it is dried. You can’t really see the texture in the photo, but I’ve uploaded it to flickr, so you can see the texture of the scrim and the detail better.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a supermacro of a small part which does show some of the texture.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOften when I work with acrylics, I need to wipe off excess paint, so I keep a spare painting board nearby to wipe the paint on there. It makes a great base for another painting. This isn’t really part of the challenge, but I painted it just after the blue piece. It’s mostly the same colours, but in different amounts.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe second piece I worked on was the larger board with 2 layers of scrim. It did turn out the way I’d planned, but didn’t look as good as I’d imagined. I painted a light grey in the centre and dark greys around the edges. Then I covered some laser prints of artwork in Golden gel medium and stuck them face down on the surface. When they were dried the next morning, I wet them and carefully rubbed off the backing paper to reveal the prints. I covered in gel medium then painted reds, oranges, yellows and whites around the edges. I don’t think I got enough paper off the bottom print. I might carry on working on this, I think it needs something else.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASorry, Kaz, I couldn’t think of a way to add metal, there’s a little bit of silver acrylic paint on the blue one, though πŸ™‚Β  Has anyone else made anything for the challenge?

13 thoughts on “3rd Quarter Challenge Finished Pieces

  1. oo-er, were we supposed to include metal? Didn’t realise that.

    You’ve worked hard to produce three excellent pieces! Are they going in your Etsy shop?
    My fave is the blue piece – to me it looks like a marina on a sunny day.

    1. Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      I hadn’t thought of putting them on etsy. I wasn’t sure until after I’d finished and re-read, I think we were meant to pick one item from each category.

  2. I love the texture and colors in both the marina piece as Lyn describes it and the spare painting board. I’m sure you’ll come up with the missing thing in the orange piece. πŸ™‚

    I just have to take pics of my piece and I’ll be ready. Just let me know what the next step is to post.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      If you want to do a blog post about your piece, let any of us know either via the forum or the contact form here at the top. If you just want to show it, post it on the forum and we can add it to the gallery page here for you and add credits/links.

  3. Zed – these are wonderful. I love the texture. You should put them in your shop. I have a couple of pieces going, one finished and one still not quite there. Will post them on the forum soon.

    1. Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      If only etsy had a ‘make me an offer’ button πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t even know how to price them. I’m looking forward to seeing yours.

  4. They look awesome Zed, I love the blue one and your spare painting board looks really great to, I hope you enjoyed getting back into some paints again, The silvery paint does looks quite metallic, lol I think you should put them in your etsy shop to, there all very cool πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Kaz πŸ™‚
      Maybe I’ll put them on etsy with a huge price tag, and someone will assume I’m really famous and collectible πŸ˜‰

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