Monday, July 25, 2011

back in the studio

in march, i played a bit with plaster and wallboard compound and other texture stuff. (blog post here) i loved much about the plaster, but wasn't sure how to use it to get the most out of it and moved on. then came Plaster Studio: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting, Casting and Carving by Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise. and i am all set to play again.

like encaustic, plaster likes porous surfaces. luckily, i just bought some panels from blick and my husband just repaired a fence, creating lovely short pieces of wood perfect for practice- or maybe icons or goddesses. (he doesn't even look at me oddly any more when i ask if he has plans for the odds & ends generated by projects.)

i am headed to cool and refreshing phoenix tomorrow, so i thought i'd pour some forms to cure while i'm gone. this will keep me from messing with them too soon. i'm not patient, so it's good to know the work around :)

i didn't have enough plaster for this on either try and it ended up lumpy so i doodled into it as it was drying with a skewer. fun to see how easy it is to make marks at this stage- will see how different it is when i get back.

that's it for now. off to bed- the 7 am flight requires a 5 am alarm. can't wait to get back & play with this! stay tuned......


Barb said...

Phoenix??? Nobody goes there in summer.

Judy Wood said...

Looking forward to seeing how you evolve with the plaster. I ordered my copy of the plaster book today (along with everything else on my wish list!!) but won't see them for a couple of weeks.

Pam McKnight said...

this looks like fun!