May 2015 ~ Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

~~Mixed Media~Digital Art~Home Decor~Gifts~~

May 4, 2015

Lookbook Series 3

I'm all about experimentation with my art, particularly on wood. I like the smell of fresh wood, you know that smell in the lumber department.... ahh. Seriously though, I like to see how my work presents itself on wood and the different shapes of wood. Does it look good, cute, whimsical, am I happy with it or do I just start over. This lookbook shows my experiment on a fence picket, I call it an 'Art Pick It'. I enjoyed the process, it was fun to do and the final piece, well, I just love and a little texture of the wood even came through! This one sold already, but I have another one completed and a third in the works, both of which are not exactly the same but go through the same process. Enjoy!

gesso on raw wood and first layer of color

adding color in my layers

background and starting outline complete

starting to fill in with paint

adding details and the side of the wood

close-up of top and bottom 

final piece all images ©2015 Kimberly McGuiness
Thank you for taking a few minutes to look, I'm forever grateful. Know someone who would be interested in this process? Please share.