Art Studio Bits: Mixed Media Painting In Progress

by Catherine Jeltes in Studio Bits
My current painting in progress is a 24 x 36 mixed media painting on gallery wrap canvas, a fusion of botanical forms and textures enveloped in a tranquil palette of blues, yellows, oranges, and deep warm brown.  Here are some close-ups of the painting’s textures:
As I tend to completely immerse myself in the creation of an artwork, it is quite easy for me to get lost in these “macro portraits”–near abstract landscape images of the painting itself.
In building these layers of texture, I have embedded sections of real botanicals.  Here you can see a ginkgo leaf.
Last but not least, a larger portion of the canvas, taken from the side in landscape format:
Each day layers are added to various sections, allowed to dry, then evaluated as part of the composition as a whole.  Today I began adding text.  For me, creating mixed media art is not about the end result, but the celebration of the process.
To see more of my paintings, please visit my Abstract Painting Gallery.
 All images © 2015 Catherine Jeltes, Gallery Zoo Art. All Rights Reserved.