I have always loved the sea and having just returned from a lovely holiday at the coast, still have the sea air fresh in my mind.
I created this piece for Andy Skinner’s ‘Time’ challenge using an ATB from Calico Craft Parts, DecoArt Media acrylics and Modelling Paste, and some seaside related ephemera.
I began by assembling the cube and then coated it with DecoArt Media white gesso. Once dry, I applied the DecoArt Media white Modelling Paste with a palette knife over the sides and top, creating a ‘choppy’ texture.
I let that dry completely before brushing on DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Primary Cyan, Cobalt Teal Hue and Titanium White – blending the colours in stripes around the block. I wanted to create that feeling of vastness – where the sea meets the sky on a far distant horizon. The choppy texture references waves and clouds and gives movement to an otherwise flat surface.
The top of the piece holds a collection of elements – a small message in a bottle, washed up on a far flung beach….nestling amongst some natural fibres and shells.
The title of the piece, stamped onto card, inked and cut out, then glued to some driftwood.
I love how this piece turned out, it evokes so many holiday memories for me through it’s colours and textures, and recreates the peace that I feel when I’m sat looking out to sea.
Thanks for stopping by and listening to me wax lyrical about my art!!
I am entering the following challenges:
Andy Skinner – Time
Crafting From The Heart – ATG
Use Your Stuff – Sizzle into Summer
Our Creative Corner – A Beautiful Mess
Open Minded Crafting Fun – Seasons/Holidays (SUMMER)
Love To Create – ATG Mixed Media
C Inspirations – Spring into Summer