Friday, March 28, 2014

New work - 2014

Experimenting with Crackle Paint - 2014

There is something about crackled paint that I am attracted to.  I wanted to experiment with it on some of my paintings.  I used two types of crackle paint in this 24"x 36" acrylic on canvas.  On the turquoise door I used a white crackle paste that I mixed with color and then spread on the canvas with a palette knife.  The crackle on the large pot is a clear crackle paint that I painted over the color once it was dry.  As the crackle dries, it cracks and you can add a layer of paint to land in the cracks.  The following is a large painting where I used both techniques.

 The crackle below is the crackle I applied after the painted pot was dry.
 The paint on the door is the crackle paste. I mixed it with color and spread it on with a palette knife.
 Another close-up of the pot:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Stool and how it became "Her Perch"

 In past posts I have shared that I have painted several floors in my old house to add a touch of character and "one-of-a-kind-ness".  This floor is one that I did in my dressing room (and temporary studio).  I began to refer to my house as 'my nest' after I did this one.  When I started to plan for the Waldorf show this year I thought that I should have a stool to sit on.  I remembered that I had an oak stool in my basement so I dragged it outside, gave it a good brush off and base layer of white.  I brought it up to my "studio" and set it on this painted floor.  Lightbulb moment.  The Stool became my perch.  Thus:  "Her Perch".  Although I had no plan to sell it at the show,  I could have sold it at least 10 times.  Someone even gave me an idea to paint little ones for children and that is in the works.  I have already purchased 3 unfinished mini stools.

I decided to part with this stool and thought the perfect way to do this was to enter it as a donation into the juried Stonewall Art Auction for Spring 2014.  The event is coming up in a few weeks.

Waldorf Holiday Art Fair November 2013

Summer 2013 Acrylic on Canvas

Art Walk 2013