Growing up, I’ve always been around the ocean and water in general. I grew up fishing, boating, diving, snorkeling, and in the surf community. I was always raised to respect and honor the ocean, its beauty and power, its life.
Even now, as an adult, I still feel its pull and I draw strength from just sitting on the shore and breathing in the salty and sweet air. It soothes and refreshes my soul.
As a tribute to my love of the ocean, I decided to hop onboard the altered paintbrush train started by Milagros and Monica.
As soon as I saw the godly face in the Mythos set, my mind immediately thought of Poseidon, the Greek god of the oceans.
I used chipboard seashells as part of my homage. They remind me of the delicate balance of life, both in the sea and on shore. Shells are also a very visual reminder of the beauty and mystique of the sea.
Since I love being out on a boat, whether it be fishing, diving, waterskiing, or just relaxing, I included a helmsman’s wheel as part of my tribute. I always hope that the ol’ sea dog is in high spirits!
The ocean is always moving so to incorporate that feeling into my piece, I wanted to create a look of white wash from the surf washing up onto the beach.
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." --Jacques Cousteau
If you are interested in creating your own altered paintbrush, please be sure to read through my tutorial on Snapguide.
Relics & Artifacts “Mythos”
Finnabair Mini Art Stones
Paintbrush, chipboard pieces, shells, lace, jute, acrylic paint, spray mists, gesso, gel medium, mica powder