For this months challenge at Altered Eclectics I have made a dot painted mini canvas. This is something I have wanted to try for ages but never got round to it, I'm so glad I finally did because it was so relaxing to make.
You can see here he really stands out because he's nice and smooth against the canvas but once painted he will fit in to the design quite well.
I have used some pearl paints I have in my stash so it will have an added dimension to it when finished.
I drew around the gecko with a white gel pen and then painted small pin head dots all the way around him on the inside of the white line.
To add other interest I stamped some circles with the paint, using a paper mask I was able to overlap them.
I did look at some Aboriginal art on line before I started to give me some ideas, they were amazing and this is no where near as impressive but I can understand the calming quality of the action.
I kept to four colours for the entire painting although in the photograph this doesn't show very clearly.
Having tried a small project I now wish to make something much bigger, maybe another canvas or maybe a piece of furniture.
Altered Eclectics is an anything goes challenge for projects other than cards or ATC's, we like to see mixed media and altered items so get your thinking cap on and come and join us.
I would like to enter this picture in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes