Friday, May 29, 2009
I had cut up an abstract w/c failure into pieces so that the 300# paper wouldn't be a loss.
Glazing it with acrylics turned it into a postable piece. I added no shapes or detail. Only glazes of nickel azo gold and phthalo blue,
I'm getting hooked on the versatility of acrylics.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Practicing with acrylics. Being able to layer lights on darks is such a switch in technique!
I call these drawings because I recently learned that in the museum world, anything on paper is categorized as a drawing, and any work on canvas is called a painting. The substrate totally determines the category, not the medium used.
On 140# paper.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Layers, slop, drips, rubbing. I'm loving the indestructability of plastic paint.
But I have a niggly concern about using acrylics. Thoughts of oil companies, waste water contamination, and buying unnecessary plastic.
Environmental awareness is painful! But I love these results.
On 300# Arches.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I started idly trying out a pen on this thick cotten paper, torn out of a journal from India. Kept adding things and came out with this.
It's like painting on a heavy paper towel, not recommended. Not good for writing on, either!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Last night we went to see a production of "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Before it started, I sketched the stage.
Tech pen and a bit of w/c added later, on Hand Book artist paper. Rippled paper came out looking like a canvas sky, though the stage sky was quite flat!
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
In the college library when the circulation manager leaves her office to walk through our large building, including 3 floors of stacks, she takes this walkie-talkie so we can call if we need her.
That way we don't need to tie up library phone lines or use her cell phone.
Tech pen, w/c in a little sketchbook.