A while ago I took an online class called Visual Haiku with Serena Barton (through TangleU). Serena uses traditional haiku poetry as inspiration for her non-subjective artwork and she took us through her process.
I was looking forward to bringing in a lot of mixed media elements and trying some techniques I don't often use.
Here is my completed piece, which looks nothing like Serena's work, and was not inspired by a particular haiku! 🙄
|ALMOST CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH|
8" square • acrylic mixed media
The moon is a blob of dried paint that I'd peeled from the lid of a paint jar and saved. Why? Apparently for this piece! It rises off the surface a centimeter or so. I had fun smearing paint with a palette knife, spattering gold stars with a toothbrush, and collaging bits of my own old artwork onto the hills. I used stencils to create some patterns, then mostly covered them. What do you think?