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I entered this piece in this year’s ISEA exhibition at BigArts in Sanibel, FL and received notice last week that it was accepted. So, now the process of varnishing, framing, packing and mailing it off starts. It was started on my spinner after coating the whole piece of Yupo with black gouache and then applying fluid acrylics on top. When they were thoroughly dry I hosed off most of the gouache, and then enhanced some of the other areas by hand painting.

Lines from plant shadows

This piece I started a couple winters ago, by copying shadows cast by a bush outside with an early winter sun. But it just didn’t seem to work. So after experimenting recently with water soluble embroidery stabilizer I applied that over the previous working using a somewhat dilute gesso. This created a great texture as well as subduing many of the lines. Some, I repainted to emphasize them. Just varnished it today, and I have a black frame I’ll mount it in for hanging.

2 thoughts on “Recent Activity”

  1. How neat to enter a work!

    I think this green piece with the red ‘moments’, placements, is beautiful. I wonder how it appears framed as you mentioned.

  2. Hi Jill, thanks for your comment. I’m working on a piece that I did with four smaller free sample pieces of laminate flooring at Home Depot. I’m going to mount all four together. Mounting with a frame like larger canvases are I like the best. Just a simple black frame offset an 8th of an inch or so, makes a nice presentation. If you are using more than one piece they can be mounted many ways.

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