Day 174: World Facts
Visiting City Art gallery for July’s planning meeting (it’s a cooperative gallery, owned & operated by the artists for over 12 years now) yesterday, I was infused with the raw creative energy and talent of the place. Just think- that place has been full of great art from great people for so long. It’s no wonder the energy is electric for me. I always feel inspired when I go there.
Today’s piece is a good example of how a chunk of inspiration doesn’t necessarily turn into a great end product. That’s right, blog readers- I love you so much I even share my epic fails with you. 😉
Two things I want to start playing with more are texture and simplified palettes (i.e. not every beautiful child of the rainbow on every canvas). Today, I applied some matte medium over the vintage atlas pages and a “remnant of undetermined fibre content”* with a palette knife. Years later after that dried, I painted some dark blue over it to emphasize the dips. Red pastel + yellow glaze + copy transfer of a Victorian key = dude, I soooo thought this was going to look cooler than it does. Meh. Good news, though- I spent a few hours on a new nightscape. So it wasn’t a total waste of a day.
*The bit of braided ribbon type stuff is a notion I inherited from my great grandma. It came in a package that read “remnant of undetermined fibre content” which I later used in Nostalgia, the mixed media piece for Bruce & Dave. Thus ends your bit of ArtProject2010 trivia for the day. 🙂