Apr 252012

 Bird Sculpture by Jane Schwartz Gates

'Bird Sculpture': a textural painting by Jane Gates

One of the fun aspects of mixed media is to experiment with the textures formed when different oil and water based paints meet. In this painting ‘Bird Sculpture’ the effects created by contrasting the metallic oil-based paint with the more organic water based pigments offered wonderful opportunities to draw into and emphasize. I enjoyed using the textural effects to punch up the concept that this was a marriage of natural and artificial; hence the natural ‘bird’/artificial ‘sculpture’ title.