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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009

I had this vision of a flying angel I wanted to paint this morning when I woke up and I wanted to do it in a very naive childlike style but after the second attempt I gave up and decided to focus on something totally different. I remembered this wooden cross that has been laying in my cupboard for months now screaming for some paint and thought I would give it a go. This is the end product. I first covered it with gesso and gause which I cut into small pieces. I then did some coloring with oil pastels all over the cross. I dipped a brush into artists spirits and washed the cross and the way the colors of the pastels then mixed into all the grooves and texture the gesso and gause made gives it an almost antique iron-like look. I glued some embellishments on and wallah ! I am sure I will find a spot to hang it :)

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