The piece above was done on one of those wood plaques from the dollar store. I put some modeling paste on the plaque and then made some impressions in it. I painted it in faded, muted colors because I wanted it to look old and worn...not sure I achieved that look.
The black piece was just something simple to try to get myself going again. Since the photo was taken I've painted over the copper colored leaf and haven't decided how to finish it off. I didn't like the circles. The paints are metallic and I used a stencil and modeling paste along the edges of the canvas and then lightly brushed some of the metallic paint over it...
The photo doesn't show it very clearly.
Mostly all I've done in the studio is "force" myself to paint and that never gets good results. Today I'm still doing that...I haven't got back into the swing of things yet but I'm sure it will happen soon. It's good to be back in Blogland although it seems pretty quiet. Maybe lots of people are taking a blog break during the summer. I'm slowly making the rounds and if I haven't visited you, I will soon.