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.


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.