This is my process of making a mixed media canvas and a step-by-step look at
one of the ways I create a painting.
The process is intuitive and freeform.
Mindful of nothing but of putting paint to canvas and seeing what happens.
No consideration of color theory, perspective, realism, or conventional painting processes.
Just do something....and get lost in it.
I never buy canvases.
It just doesn't work for me or what I do.
What I love about handmade canvases is that the materials are readily available and/or free.
I can design it and shape it any way I want, and that it doesn't take up a lot of space.
So, I'd like to encourage you to explore these options.
Over the years, I've posted tutorials on how to make your very own handmade canvas.
The links are below.
Today, I want to share with you a video tutorial of my favorite method...
and probably the easiest one of all.
This one is great for all kinds of mixed media applications.
cereal box, Golden Regular Gel Matte, and scraps of junk paper