Tuesday, September 4, 2007

here's the process .... and hooray .... i finished a painting, even if it is a little on the small side for me ....

this collage on the right started life as a blank ten by ten canvas .... a titch small for my liking ... but, in theory, i bought it to stretch myself (to stretch by shrinking, how odd) .... anyway, i covered it in quirky papers and glazed it with a variety of colors ....mostly yellowy oranges and bluesy purples .......
then ..... after the glazing, i did another layer of acyrlics, with letter stencils ..... here, it is the one on the left .... purplish yellowish with letters now ..... to me, looking like a completed background ....ready for something .... at this stage, many (most?) of my canvases sit in my studio ..... sometimes for days...weeks....months ...and , truly, years ... waiting for what should be put on the canvas ..... divine inspiration needed ... the art muse whispering in my ear ..... alas ....there is no time table, sometimes it comes on quickly .... sometimes, oh so slowly .....
... but hooray .... we are talking days and weeks .... beginning to end ..... i did 11 backgrounds and this is the second small one i've finished .....if you look for the U in the corner you can tell that this canvas got rotated 90 degrees ( so that my purplish vase wasn't sitting on a purplish spot ...it needed a yellowish spot, of course) .... i picked grape soda flowers to go with the purplish in the background .... i SEARCHED high and low for a nice round hole punch .... couldn't find the one i wanted (how old will i be when i learn to put things away when i am done with them?) .... so instead of the good sized circle punch i used and ordinary hole punch that you'd have in your office desk .... small.... but i actually think having lots of small ones looks great .... kind of like berries .... or buds that are going to turn into bottle caps ..... right? ..... anyway ..... i have loads more art all set out in various degrees of doing on my studio table ..... so hopefully i will have a prolific week of flowers .... that's what i mostly have going on .... flowers of various make believe varieties ...... i have high hopes!!!

1 comment:

*Heidi* said...

...lots going on in your studio...cool!

...i tagged you on my blog today, check it out if you want to!