Monday, August 21, 2006
I took a break from fiber art to play with water and paint in my Moleskine w/c book. As always I'm torn between black/white sketches and color, realism vs abstract.
So I alternate and get better at neither.
But it's all about enjoying the process of creating.
The face is from a statue I glimpsed, then interpreted. The shadowing is random, using w/c crayon and water wash.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
This is a scan of the center section of an abstract (a 16x20). Now it looks to me like Kansas grasses against a summer sky (my birth state)--but I didn't plan that.
Did you know the geographical center of the continental US is in Kansas? I was there in June, so the image rose to the surface in my painting session.
Process: Dr. Martin's w/c, some straight out of the dropper then washed with water, on 140# paper.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Getting an image of an item on a scanner is seldom a success, but here's a section of a recent experiment with freeform knitting. Just to say I'm still here making things.
Felting this (heating, matting and shrinking the fabric so the stitches disappear) is an option, though I hear white doesn't felt well. I'll try this again with feltable colors.