Saturday, May 16, 2009

new art

Here's some new art that I'm framing to take to the gallery at the art museum next week. I haven't done this kind of art for awhile, so it was fun to mix it up and get away from the computer for a few days. It took some time to get my groove on, I was a bit rusty, but I'm happy with the end result. I'm calling this series Weathered, because I used some sandpaper to distress the paint a little - this doesn't show so well in the photos, but the effect just tones down the color and softens the edges of the shapes.

These are mixed media - I used acrylic paint, stencils, collage with decorative paper, oil pastels, sandpaper and I scratched into it with a ink pen nib.

4 comments:

Jill Grace said...

Oh Nina - I LOVE this! So beautiful, wonderful colors, a very soothing pattern. Wonderful job

Nina Crittenden said...

Lovely!

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations on your exhibit, Nina! These are so lovely!!!

Michellem said...

This is so awesome!! I lost track of your blog for a while when I switched to Google Reader - not going to make that mistake again!!