Sunday, July 25, 2010

great art day!

got some more magnets finished- i have sold a few at the gallery ( some to other artists there, which is always cool!) so i thought i'd refresh before first thursday. the first squares are all 3x3





this is 3x2



and 2x2



6x6- finally finished i think. funny how the flower morphed into a stylized fleur


this is 12x12- the first collage on canvas that i've tried of any size. no reason really for it to be diferent from working on board, except that the give of the canvas makes me think more about what i am putting on, and that i should use more paint & stencils & less paper. there's a raven theme (shock!). read a myth that raven gave the world light- i like it, and will try to work it in.


i was stymied by the big blank red area, so got out the handy bubble wrap & gesso. i will be able to sand back/ wipe off areas that i want to have more visible- or just go from here, knowing that the bottom layer will still inform the piece. i'll probably read some more raven myths for inspiration.


 and left over paint went on this- where i think it works quite well with the prevailing 60s flower child motif. used markers to color in the desings on the hand.


also worked on another corpse for the gallery- photos of that to be posted as it progressed when it's finished. and carolyn came by to visit- a great, productive, relaxing day!

4 comments:

Richard Klekociuk said...

An excellent post Marianne. Love your imaginative work.
Greetings from Austrralia!

Susan said...

Dreaming of birds...wonderful to see your work!

Barb said...

Catching up - I've been a bit under the weather. I'm in Denver - HOT! I thought you said you were leaving the crow myth - now it seems to be covered. Marianne!!!!!!! I can't even see the crow...

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Hi Marianne,
What a prolific time you're having of late! I've just been catching up on all your posts of the last week and a half. I love the second and thirs 3" x 3" piece nin this post. What struck me was the Boise landscape colours I have come to know so well through your photos!
Hope Chicago is going well,
Janice.