All About You
So this week the studio is aflutter with little replacements for that inner trouble-maker. Imagine a herd of beastly picketers lined up on your sidewalk holding signs of support for you in the world. Reminders to fill your sweet self with encouragement.
I've also started work on a new abstract experiment - trying to replicate the feel of last week's salvaged plywood but on a new board. Beginning with the application of dimensional grounds and thick white gesso, followed by gold and black gesso and then paint beaten to smithereens (a highly advanced art technique, I assure you) with scrapers, chopsticks and palette knives. I'll be using a limited color palette again, but more vibrant. My wise intern says I should give you a peek at the painting in progress, even if that makes me a bit uncomfortable.
Here's the progression so far - it will be fun to see how this piece ends up. In the meantime, off you go, waving your flag of marvelousness. :)
4/28/2019 07:07:07 pm
Fiona, thumbs up for not letting Jen be a slacker! Love the process photos! Love the process!
4/28/2019 07:32:21 pm
Dotty! Thank you! Using these very limited color choices is so helpful in keeping the contrast sharp and not muddying everything. The struggle now will be not over blending, not toning it down too much but still making it elevated. ACK!
4/28/2019 11:47:07 pm
Love love love those signs! Maybe thinking I should make some to keep reminding me! Sometimes I am a bit forgetful!
4/29/2019 10:50:56 am
Carol! Absolutely DO make some for yourself! We are so quick to think negative or discouraging thoughts about ourselves. A reminder of our basic goodness and beauty is a must!!!!
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