My biggest art work today is up on Etsy this week. It has been an interesting exploration to scale up from greeting cards to a canvas of 18×18. The 12×12 for Blickâ€™s was my first larger scale piece.
I wanted to incorporate my leaf collection into beeswax. First I did a practice run with smaller canvases (also on Etsy).
Then I laid out my maple leaves on the big canvas.
Deciding on a background color took a few days until the golds of the trees inspired me. This is Yellow Ochre blended with Crimson acrylic paint (Reeves).
I also wanted to incorporate words and looked up the definition of autumn, along with some lovely quotes about the season. The bottom left is my own.
The newsprint became nicely transparent when waxed.
With the new background and the organic element of beeswax my layout adjusted quite a bit.
Then the leaves received their waxing.
I added poems on strips of paper and voila!
What is your favorite Fall project?