Sunday, December 5, 2010

sunday

first, another hike to start the day- 3 women & 4 dogs this time. snowing lightly to start, then blue skies.

home, finished warren zevon's bio (tortured guy, great talent who was not much recognized in life), a nap (beat- who knows why?) then the studio. 

i was a bit disappointed in how dark the background is & now the tree doesn't really show. more so when i realized that i didn't save the crop of the tree image, so i probably won't  be able to replicate. poured a layer of self leveling gel on while i'm contemplating. one thought is a layer of something to knock back the writing then another transfer. but maybe i'll decide it's OK.

i've had this for a while- needed to figure out a frame, since the dreaded no non- framed stapled canvas fracas at the gallery (sides were painted, of course, no one would know- unless they looked- which "some one" surely would). i am not crazy about this frame (started whitewashed), but thought if i painted it maybe it would work.


layers of washes & glazed later i think we're getting closer. probably a wash of nickel quince azo to warm it up & we'll be OK- and I'll have 24 of my 56 linear inches of new art for january!


threw a bit of gesso on this one, to knock back some of the elements. thinking i should actually draw a dragonfly instead of using a purchased stamp.


so now i'm going to print out some dragonfly photos & go watch football & try to draw. ACK!

3 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Doesn't the *framing* issue drive you nuts? If the edges are painted, well......not going there. Sometimes I like the indents from the staples to give more texture, but then, galleries always have their set rules.
Sorry the tree transfer disappeared---it was so amazing! I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a creative solution.
I'm off to take the giganto hanging off the wall and start facing out the edges on the floor....

XXOO~~♥
Anne

becky said...

Hi Marianne, stopping by to see what you're up to... & it looks like busily creating! glad you have the time to get out & walk w/ the girls & the dogs... that's something i miss when i'm traveling~ the companionship of good girlfriends! are you familiar with "enjoy every sandwich?" it's a tribute to warren zevon- his songs sung by other artists.. i was just listening to it the other day.
be well, enjoy the season!
:)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What a GORGEOUS snowy photo! And the ones in the previous post of your friends and the dogs is great too.

I don't ever have to deal with the framing issue, and can imagine it's a real pain - not to mention an extra cost. I have loads of embroidered panels waiting to be framed, and unless you can do it yourself it's really expensive. But what I wanted to say was that the types of pieces you produce are often 'complete' just as they are - without frames. It's a shame the gallery can't take that into consideration, and just have a blanket policy on this.