Mixed Media on Arches Cover Paper
14" x 14"
Allow me to explain the little specks all over this painting. It's all good...really! Toward the end of my recent, and very loooong paste paper making session, I happened upon a container of glitter and figured...eh...why not?! So, on the last sheet of paper, while the paste was still wet, I experimented by generously sprinkling the glitter over it and allowing the paste to dry. To my amazement, most of it actually stuck. Even more astounding was the discovery that most of it stayed in place, and still 'glittered' even after being painted over (though it doesn't show here, it does sparkle on the actual painting...hence the title!). Only when I stepped back from the completed painting did I realize that the glitter which had not remained in place was now stuck to everything in my studio...the floor, my easel, scanner, brushes, apron, desk top, kneaded erasers, etc., etc., etc.. You name it...it glitters. Oh, my!