by Cheryl Poulin
(Dunrobin (Ottawa) Canada)
Here's an acrylic mixed media painting I created a few years ago. It's 8 x 20 and displayed in a float frame. It is SOLD.
The painting is made up of papers, paint skins, acrylics, water soluble graphite, window screen remnants, thread and an image transfer of a sign that says "Don't even think of parking here!"
I played with rubber brayers and I scratched into the wet paints for making textural marks.
First I start out without a plan and I just choose colors randomly allowing myself to follow my intuition... if I'm relaxing and having fun, I'm on to something. From time to time I'll step back and turn the canvas every which way until I get a "hit" or an "impression". In this case I was beginning to feel the energy of a downtown scene where everything is congested and busy and everyone is going around in seemingly endless circles looking for parking space.
There I began to enhance that feeling by adding little bits of this and that to pull it all together.