Tuesday, April 27, 2010

605 ...



just in case you pay attention to such things ... this is my 605th blog post .... clearly i missed my six-0-centarian post day , but i'm still accepting gifts, kind words, greeting cards, monk-e-mail, and money .....
on to the real blog post .. that just kept me from having to think of a title, huh?

so ... there are a number of pieces of art that i worked on and even completed at my kanuga art week that i haven't shown you ... but now i'm moving on .... this is a large blue'd canvas ... i think it is 36 inches square .. maybe just 30 ... but either way, quite large ... so i papered it and blued it and ran out of time ... so ... last friday, i went to my studio with every good intention to do this piece ... work on it ... finish it ... something ... but no ... never touched it once i moved it out of the way ....
instead, i did this ... a 12 by 36 canvas ... did the backgrounds with three or four green acrylics .... and then ... well ....
i glued on all my less-than-stellar brushes ....

it wasn't actually as simple as that ... prior to going to kanuga i sorted through my brushes ... soaked loads in alcohol to get them functional again .... and only took good ones on my trip .... so when i got back, i had a pile of brushes with character, brushes that had lived a hard life, brushes that tell a story .... so, i laid them across the canvas, with a plan of just doing brushes ..... do i put them on randomly?by size? height or width? ...but that seemed dull ... so i picked out a few oddities to add on ... and oddity begat oddity until i had a nice full canvas ... and i didn't even use all the retired brushes ....

so now it's kind of an eye spy game ... what do you spy?



2 comments:

see you there! said...

Puzzle pieces, game pieces, and is that a key?
I tried to cheat and enlarge the picture but no go, LOL!

Darla

artmom said...

love the brush etc. canvas! Do you want me to save my worn out brushes for you? I have maybe a dozen right now!!! It is the usual "I forgot to wash it well" syndrome!!! that is why I buy cheap ones at Michaels on sale!

The blue canvas deserves some serious thinking before doing anything.....it is great right now!

you may have a new theme for more paintings with brushes; paint tubes next?