I came to the
Mixed Media party
by way of fine arts..
I had worked
with acrylics, watercolor and colored pencil..
all my life..
No literally.. all my life..
my father said I was born with a pencil in my hand, but it was probably
that as a baby and toddler,
I was fascinated with his pens and mechanical pencils in his pocket protector..
he was an aeronautical engineer..
and he taught me so much about art..
as I look back on what he taught me,
it was truly invaluable..
|Caterina Giglio, The Rain Makes My Hair Curl, Mixed Media Painting|
saved my art life..
I was really ready to give up
when I took a book making class..
suddenly a light went on in my head...
and a new passion was developed..
art can be like that...
mixing media changed the way I perceived painting..
|Detail, Caterina Giglio, The Rain Makes My Hair Curl, Mixed Media Painting, 16 x 20|
in the past couple of years I began painting
and then one day
I decided to go back to portraiture.. since it had been something I found
not only engrossing, but challenging..
I was looking through my friend, Gina's selfies and I was
immediately struck by the range of emotion that she conveyed..
so I painted this first one below..
|Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media Painting, 12 x 16, That Rat Bastard!|
I see the goddess in everywoman as I paint her,
and a range of emotions that we all share..
|Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media Painting|
I have just recently finished the large piece which is 16 x 20 on cradled board
and it took me a good year to complete
in between so many other works..
I will add at least one or two more portraits of Gina..
as she is a lovely muse..
A few days ago,
I began to paint a portrait of another friend..
her name is Ella,
and she is so photogenic...
the image below is right after I had knocked out the rough painting..
This is not a finished piece,
but a work in Progress...
|A Portrait of Ella, Caterina Giglio, work in progress|
As you can see, the color is more defined and I am getting closer to finishing
|A Portrait of Ella, Work in Progress, Caterina Giglio|
of course I will share the finished work with you as soon as I am done..
They are all on cradled boards and Ella's portrait is 11 x 14..
and in the spare time..
I am working on my new video this week
on Journal Prompts..
and I will have my art journal pages ready to share next
thank you as always for your kind attention..
I so appreciate you all..