Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fast Art

This month at the studio I began four new mixed media pieces. I did not spend a lot of time on them - about two or three days each. Layers of magazine images, art postcards and cloth on canvas were covered over with further layers of acrylic medium and pigments. Sometimes I drew (carved)a dot pattern into the result with a graphite pencil while the paint was still wet. I think I'll stop for a while and let myself absorb the imagery. I plan to add more layers and will most likely begin with some handstitch. The vertical arrangment of peach colour squares is a series of small paper and fabric collages on wool blanket. They also wait to be obsessively stitched into.








Frida Kahlo layered.

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