My second make for Country View Crafts Challenge on the 'Simple Scenic' theme is a painted sunrise or sunset, which ever you prefer.
This is my substrate on card stock that first had one coat of gesso.
Heavy body Acrylics in strong colours.
Do not imagine that this was a quick flick of the brush and I knew where I was going....no no my friends, the only part that I actually put a little thought into was the Sun area.
It took all my will power not to paint over it.
My silhouette was printed out, then painted in Black and fussy cut.
Distressing the edges to match the rough quality of my painting.
Do not underestimate how my creative outlet has been compromised enormously on this piece, to feel the need to complete and perfect as I want to do by adding another layer or two.
What have I learnt?
It is not always favourable to include unnecessary elements/layers to a creation if it can stand alone on design and good composition.
My main image evokes the feeling of the scene, the palette signifies the time and atmosphere.
I have told my story, I have set my scene, nothing else is required.
Phew, what a journey, I would not have realised when I made this piece how my outlook on design has sharpened up.
You have until the end of the month to join in this Challenge.
Have a great week.