Tada! The first painting I completed after the workshop, using the techniques I learned. I painted over an old painting that wasn't working, so I had a lot of texture and collage elements mixed in. Adding a paper collage background wasn't something covered in Jesse Reno's class, but something I learned from years of collaging and also from Ann Grgich's class. Having a paper background changes the texture on canvas, making it almost like painting on wood.
12" by 12" on Canvas
Medium: Paper, acrylic paint, ink, and oil pastels
Title: Meeting on the Water
Date: July 2008