There's a little skip in my step with a return to reclaimed wood painting this week, thanks to Ann. After several days of wrestling with screwdrivers and drills in an attempt to disassemble the large piece, I finally used good old elbow grease and a hand saw to make the wood obey my commands. It was a mighty battle, but I won! Huzzah! (Huge thanks to Olive for loaning me her saw)
These two are painted on the small end pieces I removed. A good place to begin. Necessity being the mother of invention, I decided to print rice paper with watercolor over several days for the collage materials. The results were a delightful surprise! Even without my dearest gelatin plate, printing was possible. Now the wheels in my head are turning...
The front window at Olive Stack Gallery has become a moving display - each day new pieces go in, and older pieces come out. We've been prolific in our painting (because it's nearly always paint o'clock), and suddenly one piece a day for the upcoming 30 Paintings in 30 Days doesn't seem so hard! So if you're in lovely Listowel, stop by the window and see what's new, then pop in for a proper chat.
Here in magical Listowel, conversation is a work of art. Each one carefully crafted and tended, with little risky bits (like Damien's "blue Jokes") and lots of niceness, all rolled into a lilting accent of loveliness. We love conversations here. And that folks take the time to have them. Not rushing here and there, not texting as they speak, a discourse of the highest caliber to be slowly savored. If conversations could be bubbled (like in the cartoons), you would see beautiful bubbles floating all around the town, each one a treasure.
Now with that visual drifting about in your mind, dear reader, guess what? It's paint o'clock again! And off we go...