image progression: well behaved women…

I have had this huge canvas for years now without any idea of how I wanted to use it.  I have always loved the quote– Well behaved women seldom make history. Therefore, I finally decided to simply enjoy the artistic process of layering colors, textures, and collaged paper using both brushes and palette knives with text.  I used a mixture of acrylic paints, matte medium and matte gel to create the thick paint applied with stencil for the lettering.  I love the textural element of the palette knife remaining visible after the paint has dried. I wanted the color itself to be more subdued and not the immediate focal point of the work.

I rarely create art for me.  I create art because it sort of comes our of me, as this intuitive combination of thoughts, concepts and aesthetics–created out of love of art, or the need to empty my head, but don’t really make art that is intended to remain in my studio.

In-progress, image 1
In-progress, image 1, my feet give an idea of scale
In-progress, image 2
In-progress, image 2
In-progress, image 3
In-progress, image 3
In-progress, image 4
In-progress, image 4
In-progress, image 5
In-progress, image 5
In-progress, image 6
In-progress, image 6, and my very messy studio floor
Well behaved women..., 4ft x 3ft mixed media on canvas, 2014
Well behaved women…, 4ft x 3ft mixed media on canvas, 2014
Detail image 1
Detail image 1
Detail image 2
Detail image 2

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