Wonder Walk-inspired Mixed Media Art!

What a busy last month this has been! Finally spring break has come–giving me the time I needed to finish my wonder walk-inspired artwork promised so many weeks ago! Below is my finished work, inspired by the chirping, lively bush that I happened by during one of my wonder walks (see previous post). 

To begin, I prepared my canvas. I had already decided on a mixed media interpretation of my explorations, so decided to create a very busy surface to reflect my observations. 

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I then began adding some of those talented singers that seemed to breath warmth and vitality into the chilled winter air.

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Drawing from my observations of both the sparse, skeletal bush and the tumbleweeds filling the sidewalk, I began adding complexity to the composition:

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Last of all, I added one more chickadee to the composition (collaged to add contrast). Here is the resulting work:

ImageWell, I hope this post leaves you inspired to take some of your own artful explorations this week! This being my spring break (one of the perks of teaching), I plan to take advantage of my time to its fullest! I will report back, should I discover something particularly inspiring over the course of the coming week!

‘Til then…happy explorations!

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7 thoughts on “Wonder Walk-inspired Mixed Media Art!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’m happy to hear you’ve found inspiration and motivation here. 🙂 As spring approaches, I’m getting increasingly excited to explore the new growth and warmer weather!

      Cheers,
      Tara

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