Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bits and Piecing

It's a bad news/good news time right now. The play I was getting ready to paint has been postponed until possibly October. The production staff was having too many communication issues with the director. We could not do our usual brilliant job without a bit more time to work on this, so our Artistic Director called a time out. It is sad to halt production, but there are times in all art forms when it is best to stop the creative process and work on the infrastructure. I am confident we will all emerge with better skills. Meanwhile...all this new-found energy and time can be directed to the studio!
So here is something I have begun. A little pieced border on that square is new for me, and far from perfect, but I am happy with it. The Buddha head is acrylic modeling paste applied with a stencil onto canvas. It is an interesting technique. Lots of stenciling on this piece. I have altered the print on the background fabric by stenciling more pattern onto the cloth, and have done the same for that square of silk on the bottom. And the scribbles on the red rectangle are discharge painting with one of those laundry bleach pens. Lots of little fun bits to work with on this one. Nothing is stitched down yet, so no promises things will look like this when I am finished.

1 comment:

  1. oooh! I love the little 'packages' in the second photo!! hmmm that gives me an idea...thanks! ~P