Monday, April 9, 2012

Mary Beth Shaw ArtFest Fear No Paint Workshop

Mary Beth Shaw taught my second ArtFest workshop entitled "Fear No Paint". For the first layers, we used a variety of mixed media- inks, pastels, gel pens, brush pens, gesso, texture with stencils.
We painted the next few layers, sanded areas and added some fluid acrylics. I like how this painting turned out.

This one needs more work and I may rotate the position of the canvas.
It's all in the details and is better to see up close.

This is another painting that I want to continue to paint and maybe rotate the orientation.
What I like about Mary Beth's paintings are her textures, contrast in color which you can see in these detail shots of my painting. In the last two paintings, I want to improve their compositions.

For more of Mary Beth's techniques, check out her book "Flavor for Mixed Media- a feast of techniques for texture, color and layers". Her website is located HERE.

2 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Thanks so much for showing this interesting book. I'm going to look it up now. I love your textured look and colors are wonderful.

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks for your comment. I think you'll really like Mary Beth's book.