These are the two I completed yesterday. Gracie the cat is another “plaster” experiment, this time with canvas in the center of the plastered area, collaged flowers from a seed catalog and layers of tar gel built up on the surface for a glassy, interesting surface. I like the contrast between the dry plaster and the shiney painting. It really brings out the colors.
The next one is a reverse painting, 16x18 inches overall and I included the frame so you could see how I surround the painting. Since I use the acrylic panel as both the painted surface as well as the glazing material I like to leave a “mat” area around the painting to isolate it on the wall. I am painting with acrylic paint here.
These days have been very busy. Yesterday I met with the author of the book I illustrated this winter. In the coming months I will share those illustrations too but I haven’t wanted to talk too much about it before the publication date. I think the book will be wonderful; it is a memoir of the dust bowl days in Tascosa, Texas and will have a forward by Red Steagall, poel laureate of that state.
I also attended a meeting of Mac Users to discuss website design. Aargh, mine is just a mish mash, it more or less happened rather than being designed. If I find the time down the road I may do something about that but it sure wont be in the next few months.
I ‘m wearing my new iPod that arrived yesterday. I have never had one before and it is a revelation to me. I think it is keeping my brain too busy to think about peanut butter cups and that’s a good thing! I hope you are in a happy place today - I am.