“Big Top” has been sitting in my studio partially finished for awhile. I like the idea of the circus theme, but had gotten to a point where I didn’t like the direction it was going. So I painted over the old elephant, and put in a new one. I love how forgiving mixed media is… the layers allow for an endless number of do overs!
I also added the title right into the background by using these vinyl letter stickers. I liked some of the collage elements, and wanted to darken the background without losing them entirely.
I added them right over the collage and paint surface.
Then painted right over them.