|Mixed media on re-cycled wood|
This week I have been making more Dragonflies out of waste acetate packaging, the see through panels that so often front cardboard boxes. After cutting out the shapes I painted them lightly in iridescent medium and then after gluing them to a small collaged wood panel used a heat gun on them to gently bend the wings.( if you try this do it in a ventilated area as plastic fumes are not good)
The above photos show a side close up which gives an idea of the 3D effect. I painted the edges of the panels with black gesso.
|close up detail|
Now of course the landscape lacks the bright heather and soft greens, but I am usual am dreaming of warmer weather.....
........When the breeze from the sea bends the stems of the wild flowers bringing bright beautiful dragonflies out from their hiding places.