Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|Working into the Textures|
On the wings, I am using Clear Tar Gel and Interference Gold (Fine) to go over areas that are not unified. In some cases, there is a hard edge on the acrylic skin, and in some cases, the skin is so thick it has crevices in it. I hope this will resolve those issues.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
|8x8" Ampersand panel with Golden Hard Molding Paste|
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
|Ancient Egyptian Concept of the Soul|
This project will require sealing the wooden substrate before I can add paint or collage. I am waiting for my sealant (GAC-100) to be delivered, but meanwhile ... I wanted to see if this image would fit. When my mother-in-law died, I felt her spirit at the gravesite, as a bluejay. Then when Steve died, a bluejay visited me just outside my computer room window. That did not happen before or since, so I felt it was Steve visiting me in soul form. The ancient Egyptians considered the Ba to be the form the soul takes after death: a bird with the head of the deceased.
I am working on projects that require experimentation. This one has an underpainting of Vivian based upon her final selfie that she uploaded to instagram, titled "Busy Dying". I did not take a pic of the underpainting, drat it all, but now this is how the gel layer looks. The process is to cover the entire piece with a thick layer of soft gel (gloss), paint into it, wet-in-wet, then let it dry to a clear layer over the underpainting. I have no idea what this will finally look like! The idea I had was Vivian's face with an osprey face mask on it. We shall see!