Over the Rainbow -Christina Fitch
Over the Rainbow
Framed 27 x 68″
Mixed media consist of resin, acrylic, marker, color pencil, embroidery thread, photography film, on wood panel.
Framed 21 x 17
Acrylic on Canvas
In this painting the subject is insignificant. I was interested in exploring the concepts of shape, color and texture. I became fascinated with texture when I observed the various barks on trees such as found on the pine and cypress. I began this painting by covering it with a heavy layer of modeling paste. I then proceeded by carving little marks into the paste with the handle of a brush. After the paste dried it was time to think about color and shapes. There are several layers of color which allowed a little of each layer to become visible. The colors were applied intuitively while I arranged and rearranged shapes and color until I was satisfied that I had reached my goal. The time I spent with this project led me to a fun and enjoyable experience and the desire to try again using a palette of different colors and different shapes.
West Coast Geode Diptych
2 ( 12 x 24″)
Encaustic is a time honored technique dating back to original artist’s works prior to the availability of oil painting. Beeswax is tinted with pigment to create colors, then applied to wood canvas, heated with fire and then polished to build a beautiful shine.