Challenge complete

I belong to this grand group called Mixed Media Mischief Makers- a hysterical bunch of, you guested it... Mischievous mixed media Artists! We just finished the current challenge (actual end date is tomorrow- Can you believe I actually finished on time! I am Always behind! ) This challenge was based upon "Wicked" or the "Wizard of Oz". My offering to this challenge is "the two faces- Which witch will you be today?" OK - so I took emotions from a current "real life" dilemma and read into the whole good witch/bad witch scenario- but it works in the end- and helped me work through issues! what more could I ask for?




A 20x16 canvas with layers of pain, liquid paper clay, glaze, molding paste, paint and a green interference (to make the Emerald City glow)



The Witch mask is a free sculpt mask with creepy purple eyes and a felt hat and ribbon accents all sliced through the canvas, resealed and glued down so that it it three dimensional. I have to say here - that I usually have a real hard time with the whole green faced witch. It's a lifestyle. But I worked through it to complete the challenge and it was OK since it was based upon the character in the book/movie. And reading further into the two main characters, I have always interpreted the green witch being "bad" because of being so jealous - which is reflected by green..... so you see...



I can't wait till the next challenge- Alice in Wonderland... this is gonna be fun! A great change of pace. challenges, that is. They make you think/create/travel in directions down roads that you usually don't travel.
Back to the studio...
Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Mischief Makers said...

Great job on the challenge, Trace! I see Oz in the distance are you coming or going - LOL ;)
I'd have to say I am both witches. I need one or the other to get me through life's situations.
Now on to my favorite... Wonderland! :D
Heather :)

di from di-did-it said...

I love how you focused on the choice.

Great depth, colors & textures... a feast for the eyes. Scrumptious!

Lorraine said...

There is that background again..love your use of colours. I used to be the jealous witch all the time but now I am not bothered..I try and just go with the flow. You asked if I used oil paint sticks on my latest painting..no they are just acrylics..I havent got any paint sticks. I have tried oil paints in the past but they took ages to dry and I am impatient...dont know if oil sticks would be the same.

Lisa said...

It's great! I love the way you came to terms with the green face. :)

Selchie said...

This is very lovely and clever play with words.)