This piece is pure experimentation!
I started with an 10 x 8 canvas board, and covered it in iridescent orange acrylic paint.
I've got these little boxes of wood shavings in various colours, courtesy of my sister. Regular readers of my blog will know that Laura is a woodturner, and some of the wood she uses comes in fantastic natural colours (see Laura's Etsy shop Treasures From the Tree here).
By the way, the link to my Etsy shop is on the sidebar!
One of the wood shavings is from a tree called Pink Ivory, and is also a stunning pinky-orange colour.
I took that and sprinkled it over lines of PVA glue, patted it down and then waited for it to dry.
Meanwhile, I added some blues to the sky.
When the wood shavings were dry, I took Pebeo Prisme paint in a couple of colours and poured it between the wood trails. Note - when poured this paint spreads far and wide, so it soaked into a lot of the wood! Never mind ... my sandbanks are being inundated with the turning tide!
When everything was dry I took some metal leaf and created a setting sun. I also used metal foil for the wave tops.
So, a semi-abstract creation which has quite a few errors, but I had fun - which really is all that matters!
Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add colour to my sunset sky.
The current Paper Artsy challenge is all about metallics, follow the link to see some fabulous inspiration! I'm going to add my effort to all the other great entries!