This mixed media painting went through quite a transformation from start to finish and over the course of several days. Today was the first day when it all clicked and I had a real goal. I challenged myself a lot during this painting and while I broke some of my initial rules (I didn't want to create a full scenery, ie tree, sky clouds etc), I was just drawn toward this.
I truly love mixed media, I enjoy the 3D appearance and the texture it gives. Most of the time touching art is a big no-no, but in this case it is acceptable.
I do like the concept I was able to create ... summer is slipping away while fall has already started to settle in. Widget (the owl) is enjoying the last bit of summer fun flying his kite before the bitter cold sets in. The trees are already starting to change color and the days are getting shorter.
The biggest struggle I have with this is how it looks like an 8 year old painted it. How can I get beyond this mindset and how can I improve?
I enjoy feedback, let me know what you think and if you have suggestions please let me know! Smiles