Now I just have, like, a gagillion little butterflies to stick to the wall and ceiling…why.the.actual.FUCK.do.I.do.this.to.myself?!
(unfinished piece, 2017)
MIXED MEDIA: coloured pencil, gouache, ink, clay, gesso, polymer clay, leaf pressings, feathers, wood laminex, applique, false eyelashes, snail shells & jewels on distressed, recycled wood.
I spent a long time simply making all the different elements and types of leaves and so, when it came to constructing the 3D elements of this piece, I kept hesitating. What if I couldn’t get it to work? It was a question I didn’t really want answered…
But I finally braced myself and…voila. It’s working so far; now for the faces and filling the little gaps within the petal mass. Wish me luck…
The plan is a bit simplified, as I just needed a composition reference; so, there’s no.way that I’ll spend hours rendering all the botanical detail, just for the mock-up!
With the final piece, I will colour block in acrylics, give it a quick sand down and then add depth, and detail with coloured pencils (with a few accents in solvent-based gold paint). Well…that’s the plan, but, who sticks to those?