During this year's season finale of Grimm we met a zombie raising vow-doo man. I love the iconic, inspiring imagery.
Here's the villain from Disney's Princess and the Frog:
And this picture was too amazing to pass up.
So I took a crack at my own Shadow Man.
I started with an old canvas and gessoed over the previous picture. While the gesso was wet I etched words and marks into it. You can see the water-reactive colors coming through and tinting the gesso. Yummy!
Once dry, I spray painted the whole thing. Lately I've really enjoyed painting a background entirely and then blocking out sections with a solid color until the picture emerges.
A few close ups:
It's the first time I've tried flowers and I'm hooked. You'll be seeing more of these.
Here's how that texture worked out. I love etching into wet gesso.
It creates so much visual interest.
The playing cards might be my favorite part :-)
My husband took this canvas and hung it in his office as soon as it was dry. What a sweet compliment !
Thanks so much for stopping by.