Monday, April 2, 2012


($40.00....6" x 6"....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)

"Procrastination is an empty gift called manana." All of us tend to procrastinate doing those things we dread or fear. The problem with that strategy is that very often tomorrow never comes.

Long ago, I discovered that sand paper was a quality tool for my studio. Combining pouring medium with sand paper techniques plus soft pastels and charcoal powder creates a "timeless look" like the one in this piece. I even sanded off hunks of the paper from the edges after it was adhered to the support.

The process with this piece requires it to be mounted on a panel after the first layer of pouring medium is totally dry. The surface was then prepared to receive lettering. After completing the lettering, it was sealed with spray acrylic coating and prepared with gel matte medium again. (It must have a matte finish to receive the second layer of pouring medium). The second layer of medium was tinted with Golden Titan Buff (Fluid Acrylic) and then sprayed with water until the desired transparency was achieved. It was left to dry overnight.

Sand paper (very rough) was used to rough up the surface and remove portions of the text and edges of the paper. A piece of collage was added at the top. It was then sprayed again with acrylic coating and clear gesso was applied. The clear gesso will cause it to receive the soft pastels and charcoal powder. With no apparent image, the ornate lettering becomes the focal point. I like the casual quote contrasted with an ecclesiastical application. Just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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