for some reason, I have been thinking about houses and homes since the beginning of the year ... I have kind of made an informal plan to focus a lot of my art work around the them of houses this year. I was thrilled when my brother cut me several, like many, little houses from scrap wood.
I have taken three of the houses with very short roofs and worked on them for a week or so ... finally they are finished ... well almost, i still need to sign them and finish the bottoms.
3 little homes, free hand cut by my brother. The roofs have varied pitches ... each roof has a thick layer of texture paste, i used a dry brush to apple the paste and created a lumpy shingle look. I mixed up black paint with a pear green paint to achieve a mottled black colour. I also lightly swiped parts of the roof with green, then quickly wiped it off ... just to make them look a little dirty.
Each house was covered with gesso, white paint, tan paint and vintage paper in varying layers. The windows and doors are cut freehand from illustrations from a vintage french encyclopedia ...
I actually love the way they turned out ... you can still see the grain of the wood through them which allows them to maintain a very natural feel despite the treatment given to them. I hope you have enjoyed them as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
peace, love and paper