I did a rough color sketch last night to experiment with different color tints and tones. I was going for a sunset look, but I think it looks more like sushi! The second half was to be in blues, but I may switch to experimenting with green.
When I first began painting these mandala-like designs, I created designs for specific people in my life, incorporating shapes or color schemes that reminded me of my loved ones.
This is one of my first hard-edge minimal-ish mandalas that I was really pleased with. It’s now covered in epoxy and more difficult to photograph, but it looks clear and vibrant in person.
I really love how the colors turned out in my newest painting! The metallic silver paint creates a great contrast to the matte colors and made it feel very art deco to me.
This was actually my first time painting on canvas board in a while, as I prefer the “bounce” (is that thing?) of a wrapped canvas. I primed it with several layers of sanded gesso to give it a smoother texture.
Check out my original design: colored in red, white, and blue (I drew it around July 4th).
I finally had the time to mix up a batch of epoxy and conplete a few projects last night! I traded in my too powerful blowtorch for this handsome heat gun from Ace. It worked really well to remove all of the bubbles from my epoxy pour, with the added bonus of not catching chemicals (or my hair) on fire.
I also love the glossy painting after completely covering it with epoxy. I think I’ll experiment with layering the epoxy to get a bubbled look on my future birch round paintings.