Each morning, I wake up to this view of the volcano Hekla here in Iceland. Not surprisingly, it eventually made it into my work (or my interpretation of it at least)!
Here is the process I used. Roll over the images, or click on the first one, to reveal captions.
Starting out with a 9′ x 6′ canvas, attached to the wall, unstretched
Using the Reykjavík Grapevine to create color washed paper
What it looks like after backed with Mod Podge
The paper wash process leaves marks on the primed canvas, actually makes starting a new painting easier (not on a giant WHITE canvas!)
Time to wash the brush for the next application.
Mod Podge (super expensive here in Iceland!) and black sand from Eyrarbakki, Iceland (along the southern coast).
Mod Podge + sand + blue that didn’t totally wash out of brush.
Using my hands to apply, the brush can’t hold it properly.
Sand now added to painting. I like how it turned out!
I used stencils to add the white circles, not sure what will go in them yet…
This painting isn’t complete, but I wanted to show you the process to inspire you to get started with your own creative work!
Stay tuned for the next painting, in progress below!