Sunday, September 19, 2010

nothing goes as planned

well, i did get my trim painting finished, and 2 coats at that, but i woke this morning with a headache & proceeded to sleep most of the day away, between bouts of reading the latest vi warshawski novel and quaffing emergen-c and airborne.

husband came home friday afternoon with some really nasty virus and has been sleeping pretty much ever since.

i was really wondering if i was going to be able to get on a plane tomorrow, but seem to have rallied a bit. no art was done, though. luckily, i remembered these pieces, which haven't been in the downtown gallery yet and will work to fill out my inches if i don't finish something else.

this was my first excursion into transfers, done with copies & caulk. the process is to lay the copy face down on the caulk and smooth it, then let everything dry. once dry, the paper is dampened and rubbed off with fingers. it's a long and tedious process, which is why i started looking for alternatives, but it does produce very clear and detailed transfers. these are done with oil paint rather than acrylic.

these are 8x8 and i have them priced as a triptych. i think i need to scout thru the garden for more seed heads to scan- they do make great images to blow up & play with.

off to florida early tomorrow morning- i hope i feel human and don't infect my fellow travelers. happy monday all! will try to get some arty photos to post-


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Love the three together.
I have done that transfer method before and yes, easier is better! But these are lovely grouped.
Hope you're feeling better!!!


Barb said...

The colors you used are eye-grabbing. Hope everyone feels well again. Florida? In summer?

Marilyn said...

These are quite special. I think I need to start looking for natural objects to scan. Have a good trip to Florida.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

These are gorgeous, Marianne. When you get chance I'd be very grateful if you could spare the time to give a bit more info about the process and the products used. I've just tried image transfer gel mediums for transferring copies to fabric and would be interested to experiment with other media.
Hope you're now fully recovered, and that you have caught up with all you need to do for your shows.
Janice. x