Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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New! Seahorse mixed media paintings.

Seahorses: mixed media painting by Marcia Kuperberg
This image began life as a polyblock print on silver card, similar in technique to the image below. 

I cut the seahorse from a thin piece of polystyrene, carved grooves/patterns into it, inked it in various blue and green printing inks and transferred the image onto the card. I did the same with strips of textured wallpaper giving the horizontal 'waves' inked in pale green. 

The funny wiggly strands of undersea weeds are pieces of wool (I keep a collection of interesting wools). 

I put the print aside as it took ages for the printing ink to dry and then forgot about it. Looking at it in the cold light of day months later I decided I did not like it and then experimented on it today using a range of different acrylic paints, including 'interference' paint which gives a metallic like glow, pearlised 'sparkly' paint and silver paint mixed with other colours. Also in amongst all that is a bit of oil pastel. I want to bring out the foreground seahorse a bit more and then I'll leave it. Enough is enough!
Seahorses: polyblock print by Marcia Kuperberg
This is another polyblock print using the same cut out seahorses, but without other media. 

Although it does not look like it in this photo taken in artificial light with a flash,  it is also on silver card. I'll take a better shot later and replace this one on the blog.

I just may work into it and give it more texture - haven't decided.

6 Comments to New! Seahorse mixed media paintings.:

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Rosalie Segal on 07 March 2013 20:16
Such magical creatures, I love them! How big is the whole mixed media artwork?
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Marcia on 09 March 2013 13:55
Yes, I've always loved seahorses, too. Amongst other things, I plan to create a large ceramic seahorse piece to hang outdoors to decorate a pillar near a swimming pool (as well as a mermaid to decorate another pillar - already in progress). Both the 2D paintings shown here are 17.5" (44.5 cm) x 12.5" (31cm).

Gina Kuperberg on 17 March 2013 21:00
Oh I just love these so much! So graceful and original. I love exploring this blog!
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Marcia on 18 March 2013 23:27
So glad you enjoy exploring m'blog and that you like the seahorse pix. When you next come to London you can ride away back to Boston on the seahorse of your choice!

Cassatt paintings for sale on 16 May 2013 14:15
Great piece of writing, I really liked the way you highlighted some really important and significant points. Thanks so much, I appreciate your work.
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Marcia on 14 June 2013 09:33
Glad you like my work. Thanks for your comment!

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