Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sitting in church the other day I found my mind wandering a little (it does that sometimes), so I reverted back to what I always did when I was a kid in school...I focused my mind on drawing and lo and behold I was able to hear better! If you're not an artist you may not understand this...but a calming thing for an artist is to focus visually and the mind can focus on several things at once!
I heard the preacher better and I came up with some compositions for my abstract that were just in the forming stages. This one had some trees in it...sorry folks...there may be trees in my abstracts for awhile...or maybe not...that's the fun when you experiment.
Originally I had trees painted in there and strong lines and criscrosses in modeling paste to the left and top right and I sanded it nearly off...Here is why...I felt the lines of modleing paste were too strong...not where I wanted to go...and I put the trees in WAY too early. I didn't want to do JUST that...The top and bottom have cheese cloth glued down for texture...I used Gac 100 on the surface to seal it and then glued down the bottom section of cheese cloth and THEN gesso'd the whole thing...I wanted the wood to show through at this stage...
And that is where I am today. To keep this in line with the way I like to work I plan to stream some paper a bit...still deciding on what color to add and how much...but right now it is exciting to see where it might go! Stay tuned!!
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