Mixed media abstract painting on board by Artist Rachel Weaver. Project 8T4 #5 Two Cloaked People on Horseback with Pink Squirty Guns

Two Cloaked People on Horseback with Pink Squirty Guns

Did my title catch your attention?

I recently completed another experimental abstract piece, consisting of heavily applied watercolor, gouache, indian ink and homemade gesso. I lost count of exactly how many layers I applied to this artwork, but it was at least 12. 

The biggest challenge I have been facing so far, is how much the painting tends to change as it dries. Although the results are still beautiful, much of the detail is lost. Perhaps a change of media needs to be made to combat this transformation.

Staring with several coats of gesso as a primer, I painted this artwork directly onto the backing board of the frame as an experiment. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it held up to the many layers of mixed media and heavy washes. Despite being completely saturated multiple times there was no noticeable warping. Additionally, framing the finished piece was super easy!

Once completed, I gave my abstract painting a light coat of archival spray and buffed it to a satin finish with wax. However, when it came to naming the piece I was completely out of ideas, so I popped it online for public consideration.

Some great names were suggested as people described what they could see in the abstract artwork. Dinosaurs, Ports, Pink Lakes and more. I had to go with my good friend Hanna's insight, naming the piece Two Cloaked People on Horseback with Pink Squirty Guns. What can you see? Comment your observations below.

Mixed media abstract painting on board by Artist Rachel Weaver. Project 8T4 #5 Two Cloaked People on Horseback with Pink Squirty Guns

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Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver

Freelance Creative at studio 8T4
Rachel Weaver is a Freelance Artist, Designer and Photographer who creates in a wide variety of media. Her work often exploring the quirky and macabre with an emphasis on dramatic light and shadow. Blending the lines between the reality of our natural world and the realm of fantasy, Rachel loves to bring unusual creatures to life. An eternal passion for horror creeps quietly into her pieces, combined with a wild imagination and a generous touch of personality.

Rachel continues to actively and passionately participate in a range of exhibitions, prizes, collaborations and community projects. She resides in her hometown of Geraldton, Western Australia with her partner, two dogs, two cats and carnivorous plant collection.
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About Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver is a Freelance Artist, Designer and Photographer who creates in a wide variety of media. Her work often exploring the quirky and macabre with an emphasis on dramatic light and shadow. Blending the lines between the reality of our natural world and the realm of fantasy, Rachel loves to bring unusual creatures to life. An eternal passion for horror creeps quietly into her pieces, combined with a wild imagination and a generous touch of personality. Rachel continues to actively and passionately participate in a range of exhibitions, prizes, collaborations and community projects. She resides in her hometown of Geraldton, Western Australia with her partner, two dogs, two cats and carnivorous plant collection.

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