Last week I posted the two large pieces of artwork that I recently created using everyday construction materials like cement, sand & gravel. Today I’m going to show you the images & steps for three smaller (11×14) pieces created using the same process. Like the larger pieces these all began with a layer of concrete applied to the surface of the canvas.
Once dried then several layers of loose acrylic were applied to the surface and it was left to dry again.
When the acrylic dried the piece was “roughed up” and the concrete broken, chipped & removed where it easily came up, leaving behind the texture and a rough pattern for me to base the composition on.
To define the edges of each area wavy lines of white acrylic were applied with a squeeze bottle.
After that was dried then I began re-painting the different areas with thin layers of acrylic paint.
Once I was pleased with the coloring I also added black sand in select areas of each piece, as well as a thick & textured area of white acrylic to contrast with the black. Here are the other two pieces after they were completed:
I haven’t had time to begin any more of these “contructed” pieces but hope to get one or two underway soon. They are easier to work on when I can get outside to do the cement application & the removal of the concrete – finding a day without rain to accomplish that just hasn’t happened lately!