Friday, October 30, 2009

Progress Shot

I said I'd post some progress shots of what I'm working on. Not too much, but hey, I always like seeing what other people are working on, so I'll post pics for those who share an interest in seeing the creative process.
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The surface is covered with a really heavy gesso, covered with letters and printed pages.
I've also added some embossing paint (to create embellishments), medical gauze and tape, and even iodine.
The pic below sucks but you get the idea--

Since the edges are about 3" wide, I'm using them as an extension of the canvas. Heck, the entire canvas, literally, is an extension of what I'm expressing. One day I was feeling kind of bummed while working on it, so I started writing a little thought on the back of it. I've continued adding to it since. Just whenever I have a thought, I'll jot it down on the back. I could care less if anyone sees it or even reads it. I just think it adds that much more gravity to it. If someone one day, a hundred years from now, reads it, they'll study it and write about it in some analytical art blurb. I'll be like VanGogh, and they'll talk about how crazy that girl was. haha. Maybe not. But, that's how I feel sometimes. I can dream, can't I? :D

6 comments:

  1. Hi there, I looove your posts, and the pictures!

    I'm following you now with rss feed and blogger, follow me too :)
    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi,I totally love the style and the colors, very avant-garde.

    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  3. well thank you. I have to say, it's inspired a little bit by the work of Mexican artist George Yepes. His work has a lot of colors and complex layers. I'm not copying any thing of his, but like I said, I love the intensity and messiness of his work, and I thought it would work for this piece. I'm just slowly building up the layers.

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  4. Thick canvases invite forays such as this. If I may be allowed to interject a word of caution. Don't hold the brushes in your mouth, it can give you tinnitus.

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  5. Hmmm... that's a helpful hint, thank you. Also gotta watch out for that tennis elbow. Risky business, that method is.

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