Mixed-Media Wednesday–April was the Cruellest Month

I’m surprised I had anything to show, artwise, for the month of April since I was literally in bed, sick, for most of the month. Great way to start my “full-time writer” career, eh?

But I had a couple of things.

First, I was playing around with materials on this one. I like texture, so I took a paper napkin covered in butterflies, separated the different layers, and used matte medium to glue the napkin to the watercolor paper and seal it so I could paint on it. I didn’t try to smooth out all of the wrinkles–just the biggest ones–so I could keep the texture. Then I used charcoal to sketch out a folk-art style girl and filled it in with acrylic paint. So the butterfly napkin is also behind the girl, but doesn’t show up because the acrylic paint is opaque.

















Yeah, so, I’m not much of a flower kind of girl, but I decided to give it a shot. I covered a white journal page with black gesso, then used layers…and layers….and layers….and layers of acrylic. They SORT of look like flowers, but I added a vase just to make sure.

And that’s it for April. Pretty sad, eh?

But onward and upward for May!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

5 thoughts on “Mixed-Media Wednesday–April was the Cruellest Month

  1. I really like the texture in the first painting. Hope you are feeling better!

  2. Such a talented lady. I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler..lol

  3. I like the butterfly painting. The texture is really fun. As for being sick, I guess your body hasn’t liked all the work either! I hope you get better and stay better. It is never fun to be sick.