I started work on this canvas last year! Ive only just now finished it, I set myself a bit of a challenge to try and get some of my abandomed projects finished to help get me motivated into making art again.
To create this piece I took a photo I had of my dog Harry and tweaked it using Photoshop Elements to make it look like a stencil. I printed it out and transferred the image onto cardboard and cut it out to make a stencil.
Next I painted the stencil onto the artist stretched canvas and left it for months unsure what to do with it next.
This week I picked up the canvas again and stared at it for ages trying to decide what I wanted to do with it next. It looked really bare and I decided it desperately needed colour.
Using paint markers I drew on the canvas to create abstract stained glass fragments and of course I added the obligatory black and white checkered border 🙂
Next I painted the stained glass fragments using assorted bright coloured gouche paints. I like working with gouche because they are a dream to use, they are watercolour paints which dry opaque like acrylic paints but their consistency is more fluid and easier to blend and work with.
To finish the piece I added some white dots and outlined Harry’s stencil image to make her pop out from the background.
Its kinda like a Mondian meets Pop Art creation.