This was the second darker piece created in my Finnibair class at Art from the Heart based in Harrogate on 1st June 2014.
This used a photo of my maternal grandparents on their wedding day which I have adored since I first saw it as a child.
For this I chose the hidden garden technique. First the canvas was covered in black gesso and then a patchwork of papers and the photo placed and applied. Then using heavy gel medium and a catalyst tool patterns were applied to the surface.
I sprayed the lace and applied it beneath the photo before adding the metal, paper and plastic embellishments.
This time instead of painting over all the elemnts we just painted black those we wished to change.
Next we dry brushed primary element by Luminarte on the canvas to bring out the texture and applied silks paints to the black painted elements and areas we wanted accentuating.
I hope you love this as much as I do.
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