Mixing things up

Mixed Media portrait of Anita - in progress
Untitled (in progress), 40 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper, ©2012 Julie Galante.

My studio looks a little different this week. The oil paints have been temporarily shoved to the side to make way for some new works on paper which I’m creating for an upcoming show. This particular piece is being created on top of a gouache painting I made back in 2009. My favorite part of working in mixed media is the layering of images and materials; I usually create a background pattern or texture upon which I add layers that define the final image. So far this portrait incorporates pastel, charcoal, and more gouache.

What’s your approach to mixed media?

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5 Responses to “Mixing things up”

  1. Cheryl says:

    This is beautiful. Such talent. Thanks for sharing it.
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  2. Carolyn Dube says:

    This is exquisite! All the layers, the different media, expression on the face! Wow!
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  3. Jul says:

    Thanks, Carolyn!

  4. Julie, this is great. I LOVE all the layers and i especially love that blue in her face. You are wonderful with portraits! xoxo

  5. Jul says:

    Thanks so much, Pauline. Your comments always make my day!

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