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Monday, June 08, 2009

Two More

Yes, my studio is full of plaster dust and niblets of dried plaster but all in the name of science. Tried a different material today; plaster of paris instead of the mud in the tub. It was really different to work with and the surfaces of these two feel different than the previous experiments. The colors are much softer too.

I am loving this so much. I burned the surface of one of these with a torch until the plaster swelled and made a loud popping noise. That's the kind of experiment I love. No guts, no glory. Or something like that. Now I have to rush off and do laundry for my trip to Sitka. I'll be posting from there in the coming week. Chow.

25 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

OH MY I love this..Please share your secrets.
Katelen

Meri said...

Spectacular! I like the softer colors better. What kind of substrate are you using to support the plaster of Paris?

Janine said...

Just beautiful! So you prefer the Plaster of Paris rather than in the tub? I ask because I have a bag of it in my garage from mold making attempts.

Btw, your brothers paintings are wonderful!

donna said...
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donna said...

I soooo want to try this! You are adorable! Ciao bella!

(if I could only spell ;)

Carmen said...

These are incredible!

Sharon said...

I'm loving your plaster experiments and pieces! The colors and textures are wonderful.

And so it goes... said...

I want to come play in the plaster with you! Looks (and sounds!) like a blast! These are all gorgeous. Plaster of Paris or drywall mud...all good!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

I love the last one !

bridgette said...

It's nice to see you back in action in your studio Judy!

Lynn said...

Please don't burn down the place.
Interesting results of your experimenting.

Laurel said...

I love it! Torch that baby 'til it pops!

Seth said...

Gorgeous surfaces and colors!

Amy Stoner said...

These have just been so amazing Judy. I do hope you might be willing to teach a class in this locally as I would just LOVE to take it. Sign me up already! :)

and have fun at sitka...oh, to be able to go and still take care of my little on!

Lucy said...

Torching the plaster....love it, you are fearless :)

Great pieces, keep experimenting, they are lovely!

Candace said...

Oh Judy, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing these lovelies with us. Perhaps it's time to have a class... or tutorial in the South. Just sayin'.
Take care!
Candace in Athens.

Paper Wings said...

i love you new art. so beautiful. today i studied your postcards that are up on my wall and was in awe of their beauty. xoxo

julie king said...

looks like fun and wow! the results are glorious!! i love what an art adventurer you are!

Shelly said...

Oh my heavens, I love these, Judy !!! They look like ancient frescoes !!! Maybe when we learn Waxy Layers, we may get a hint of Plaster Layers, too??? Nudge, nudge.
:-)
Shelly

Seth said...

These are so compelling. The surfaces and use of colors continue to be extraordinary.

Judy said...

Stunning colours and texture!

Kim said...

beutiful colour and texture Judy! Reminds me of Italian fresco's. I'm wondering have you sealed the plaster and what with?

Manon Doyle said...

Love your work Judy!
Experimenting is sooo much fun!

judy coates perez said...

these are so gorgeous! and your retreat looked heavenly.

spindelmaker said...

Wow, these are great! Love the texture and color in them both!