"Time for New Discoveries" (Mixed Media) C. Eastwood, 2012
I've been taking an on-line class called "Pursuing Portraits" from Pam Carriker, a wonderful artist, teacher, and author (Art at the Speed of Life). This is the first time I've tried mixed media and I think this may ultimately be what I've been searching for. For those of you who are as new to this as I was, the picture above is a combination of acrylic paint, collage, stamps, crayon, ink, pencil, and charcoal--all on the same piece of work. The quote surrounding her head -- the thing I've been trying to wrap my own brain around -- is that "there is no 'wrong' in art--only a new discovery." I'm so excited about this new direction! Stay tuned for more.