Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Z is for Zephyr

Definition of zephyr (n)

Bing Dictionary
  • zeph·yr
  • [ zéffər ]
  1. mild wind: a light warming breeze
  2. delicate fabric: a delicate, usually woolen fabric or garment
Z is a tough letter to work with in the context of this alphabet blog - but it certainly fits with today's piece.

Not only does this little painting (9"x12" on canvas board) feel light and breezy - but I used delicate fabrics with a light weave to create the texture and foggy feel.

To create this, I played with different media on each layer - oil pastel, dry pastel, watery acrylic and, to create the sunlight on the water, I used gold spray paint and netting. Very fun. Maybe even a little bit Zen.