Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Ordinary Life"

($40.00....5" x 5".....mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"Hope is hidden in the beauty of ordinary life." Observing the beauty in the smallest of things is a reminder of the hope and holiness of God and His creation. It is no small matter and this act of noticing and thanking is the way to live life abundantly.

It is especially important for the artist to develop the act of noticing and bring creations to the world that will inspire others at a deeper level.

Today's piece is a pouring medium piece with two pieces of collage adhered to blank paper before the pour. You can still see some of the lettering which is in Spanish. The word in the upper right hand corner is "caridad" which means "hope". It is simply another way of imbedding elements of design into the piece. Where a particular color will land and how much will settle over a piece of collage does require noticing and experimenting. My experience is that paying attention to how much pouring medium goes into an area will definitely effect the transparency. I have also had some success with placing a drop or two of pouring medium (with no color added) into an area which causes a dispersion of the color. You might want to test it on another scrap piece of paper before ruining your piece.

There was no external manipulation in this pour which is why there are solid color blocks with a variety of edges where the colors bled together. I did place a layer of White and Pouring Medium on the paper first before pouring the other colors which is why you see white coming through in several places. What I do like about this piece is the different shapes and percentages of color creating undulating horizontal bands across the page. So carry on with your own experiments and enjoy the process. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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