Intuitive painting and negative painting technique.”Bird’s power” art journal page.

I am continuing exploring mixed media techniques in my Art journal. After finishing my Project for a month in June (adding 30 pages with faces) today I’m sharing my page #73 “Bird’s power”.

  1. Painted background with acrylics.
  2. Collaged with painted and printed telephone book pages.
  3.  Painted and stenciled with acrylics, adding more layers of colors and textures.

Every next layer I used complementary colors (found as opposite on the color wheel. For example, after painting with Yellow/Orange – use Blue/Purple etc).

4 .Intuitively outlined and painted negative space around the bird shape (I didn’t plan to create a bird image; it just “appeared” in the busy background).

5. Painted bird and flowers.

6. Added another wash in negative space.

I like seeing all the layers!

mixed media Bird

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About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.
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2 Responses to Intuitive painting and negative painting technique.”Bird’s power” art journal page.

  1. Karen Conner says:

    This is totally AWESOME! Love all the colors. Love how the bird immerged!

  2. sony2256 says:

    This is excellent! I love how your bird looks like it will fly off of the page!

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