Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Be Still, wood plaque
This was a little plaque I found with the words already on it. It was plain white with a bit of wood grain showing. I cleaned and primed the surface before I painted over it in thin layers. I added the letters back onto it where they had almost disappeared. I used a matte medium to make the glazed colors so they would be transparent. This glazing technique adds a nice luster and depth to the painting, and it also assures the integrity of the paint is not jeopardized. Then I used a semi-gloss sealer over the whole thing to give it a uniformed shine and protect the painting.
I generally do not like words over my art, but this was simple and the words didn't overpower the painting. It really spoke to me. There is always a refreshing of the soul when I get to go to the beach. (I also liked the nice twist of creating my art over the words.) I will most likely do a few more of these and see how it goes.
Acrylic on cradled wood
10.75 x 5 x 1.5