Friday, June 25, 2010

Another candidate for the Art Recycling Process

Here is the second painting that needs a new life. I used the antique buttons on this one also, I'll definitely use them in the new painting. Along with the buttons, I tried to find a home for these pages from an old book, very yellow and brittle pages - love them. But the painting is awful, worse than the other one. I can't wait to gesso this!
Art Recyling again!

June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Going Green - recyling bad art

I've found some canvases that are just collecting dust. You know the kind - the ones that never quite became that piece of art that you had in your mind, not very good, but still too new to trash! So, after a year I've dug out two of them. I'll show them to you first, then I'm off to find the gesso and start the Art Recyling process.

I fell in love with these antique buttons, along with the coffee filters, it looks like a beach scene. I still love the buttons - but not this painting - let's get the gesso!

 June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6.16.10 The Gardener is back too.

I finished The Jester, so I decided the Gardener needed a second chance also. I brightened her up with colored pencils, replaced her knee - appropriate for a women her age - and fixed the background.
Voila!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9th The End of the Jester

So ~ I just could not leave this jester alone! I painted the background with a few layers of a dark glaze and decided he was a "keeper".
I've actually had a few compliments - go figure!

Friday, June 4, 2010

JUN 4th - The JESTER Acrylic Transfer

This Jester made a fairly good acrylic transfer. I added to the number of coats of acrylic medium. I soaked the whole painting in warm water and was able to gently rub off alot of the paper. I painted the area where he would be glued to the canvas with a heavy gesso wash. So in the end - he does not appear to be transparent, his colors are vibrant, and the texture under him does not distract from the image. The transfer is a success! The painting so far is bad, oh so bad - but that's ok cause I am just experimenting!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

York Book Expo, Nov. 2, 2019

YORK BOOK EXPO November 2, 2019 11am to 4pm Wisehaven Event Center 2985 E. Prospect Road York PA 17402