I love that style with gears and mechanical objects, so I attempted to make some gears myself in Paint Shop Pro 9, which is my favorite program. I used vector creating my own shapes of gears and such. I also used my own photos of metal, rusty things etc. I used bevel to give it a 3D Look. Every gear I saved as a tube for further use, as it was a big work to create these, so it was pitty, only to be able to use them once, right? At last I placed my gears on a rusty background and here you see the final result with shadows and such to give it a 3D look.
In 2014, I purchased an old fascioned Photo Album in order to try something new. Mixed Medium, but not Digitally. I thought it could be fun to make the Danish Alphabet. I finally completed it in August 30, 2016. It was a very fun journey.
Sometimes I have fun eksperimenting. In this case, it was with acrylic on canvas. I added silk paper on the canvas. Just painted it onto the canvas with white paint. Alot of foldings appeared, which was exactly what I wanted. A good way of creating texture. Then I discovered figures, which I just painted.
Did I mention, I had alot of fun?
I uploaded more Still Life Drawings. See them HERE
I have uploaded more Mushrooms and Fungi.
Sometimes I dont know what to paint. When that happens, I begin to just play with colors. It often ends up with fun results, such as this one. If you want to see more of this, Look HERE
Another Pastel painting, but on Velour paper. I do like this paper, as it can take alot of pigment. This time I had no problem with the Fixative. Maybe velour paper is not making this problem as much as the sanded paper. The daisies are made mostly today. Made the pale drawing yesterday, but began the painting today. I am not sure I am quite happy with the result, but it will have to do.
Today I finished this new Pastel, made on 50 x 70 cm sanded paper. It is made after a photo by a friend. I was quite happy with the result, untill I gave it Fixative, which made it more grainy than I like. I know this can be a problem, if you want to make the pigment stick to the paper and it seems, I have this problem every now and then. Quite frustrating, because this took me days to paint and it is pretty large too. Oh well. On a distance you dont see the grain. Only if you study the image very close.
One should play sometimes; and that is what I did with this abstract. I used Acrylic and Acrylic Marker. Need I say, I had great fun?
Today I finnished this new pastel landscape. It is a motif from a photo I took of Sejroe Bay, Zealand, DK. not far from my home. It didnt work with recycle paper, so… back to velour paper and that was better. Yet, I want to try my sand paper made for pastel too, before I go to another medium. I change medium once in a while, in order not to be bored 🙂
This Landscape is made with Dry Pastel. I do not have much experience with this medium. Still I find it very amusing and interesting. I hope to be better at it over time.