Well, I have so many new projects going on. In the nice cool studio I have a large acrylic painting that still needs to be finished. In the garage I have these cool drum shelves and some faux finishing on a table. It's hot in the garage, but I was working on a table for a friend and decided since the garage was already a mess I'd just do a few other things. The drum shelves have been on my list of to do items for a while. I did a similar piece for ReTune and finally found another set of drums to do for me. I have them put together and today I'll get the shelves inside each drum, then I'll take it apart to stain and varnish before putting back together. I have several more ideas like this, but I'm having trouble finding old drums to use (at a reasonable price). If you know of any, let me know. I've been watching Ebay, but the shipping is more than the drums. Guess I better get in the garage before it gets to 100degrees. Talk to ya soon!
I can't believe I let over a month get by without posting in my blog. I should do better than that! I've been busy, no doubt. Lots of great things going on this summer. New paintings, assemblages, and I'm painting a mural later this summer.
Right now it's way too hot to work in the garage, but the ac in the studio works well. So I'm working on a large acrylic painting this week. Exploring my architectural compositions. I've collected so many photos from different buildings and bridges. I just love how things come together. Not just in the way things happen in life, but how structures are built. I like the angles, openings, and shadows created from materials. When I take photos of a structure, I look for smaller areas that catch my eye. Then I find the most dramatic of those taken, draw them in black and white, and then use them in a painting or a sculpture/ assemblage.
Another thing I've been working on is a new technique with my wax process. I've started playing with graphite powder on top of the beeswax. I really like the shiny metallic look it gives the wax. above is a photo of one of my experimental paintings. This one also has some white oil paint, that was put down in the first layer of wax. I've noticed the extra layers of wax adds many more options for details. Fun stuff! You can see more of these experiments on my Facebook page. The link is on the home screen.
Well I better get to work. I'll be back soon!
Here is where I share my thoughts about different things: my art, process, shows, inspirations, and whatever else I think is worth sharing. Please feel free to give feedback.