Monday, February 6, 2012

mixed media

So I was inspired a few weeks back.
This was my original idea.
It was inspired by a much loved short movie called "The Red Balloon"
When I was a child they play it in school for us.
Having found the movie again and being just as emotional as I was as a child.
I was reflecting on why.

It was simple, we all want a friend.
One that is big and red and floats around and only comes to you and not everyone just makes it better.

I kinda liked my original piece but wanted to do more, actually do more beyond my ability.
So I cut out the part I did like and decided to do a mix medium. 
What I truly wanted to do was draw something like this.
Or paint it with such perfection it alone would make you weep.
Then I came back to reality and decided to do what I can.
Found a piece of wood that I am not really sure what it use to be or where it came from.
Threw some paint on it (blue) and then added layers of different blue to go along the grain.
Then I used some powdered 24kt gold mixed in with some gold paint. 
Then I brought in some ModPodge and sealed it up. 
put a string on the balloon.
and Ta-Da!!
Stay gold pony-boy!
Now I'm mixing my movies.


  1. What a cool effect you created with the grain of the wood.

    Are you up and about yet?

  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to look this story up! Had never heard of it....