Every once in a while, I go back to my roots. Well, kinda. I needed to work on light capture and traditional was the way to do it. The below is a barn that the light was right around vesper.
Will I do a lot of barns, no. This was also an exercise in trying to figure out why people paint barns...or bridges...or even landscapes. I still don't get it. It might be because of the amount of photography that I also do. If I want a charming scene, I pull my lens out.
I’m in the middle of working on a real website.I’m also in the middle of moving from PC to
Mac.Sounds like I’m repeating myself
but I’m also in the middle of working several new raw materials, getting my
office redone, etc, etc, etc.
trying to pack in a lot of work in a very short time and it is panning out for
me.Kinda…I’m getting a lot of things
accomplished but my ‘to-do’ list keeps getting longer. It's the simple things like tweaking both my studio and office so that it's more workable.
Yesterday, I started working on a kids' project that will take place on August 17th. So I still have a couple of weeks to finish it. It's part of the community art project that is sponsored by Hendricks County Art Council.
Now for the fun stuff...
I started out with plain ol'cardboard boxes. These were the freebies that come under can goods. Cardboard isn't archival and these aren't meant to be anything more than fun. These were spray painted in a blending of several different colors....
Next was the 'laying of of objects" and another course of spray paint. This pops up the gear shapes.
This is the next step...I used stencils that I've drawn and then cut. This one is a simple, one layer cat head. BTW, see the respirator...yep, I recommend them, even outside. Better safe than sorry...and I also don't get the headaches at the near mention of spray paint.
This batch is done …it’s good exposure for kids to different types of art, that's also interactive. The kids will be able to draw inside the lid. I’ve got a couple more batches to do..cat-bots are next. These will be given out at Avon’s The Art of Jazz free concert on August 17th.
It's back to the studio for me....so many projects and not enough time.
Yep, more birds! All digital mixed media. Just a few more and I will be getting my cats ready. I'm still getting ready for the "Animal Farm" show that is coming up. There is a lot of matting, signing, and bagging happening in my studio right now. Plus all the image sizing and printing as well.
I've even added cards, which has been a printing adventure. I didn't realize how much there was too it until I started printing my own work. Which I'm am glad I have. I can keep total control over the color, size, and types of paper. It takes a lot longer but it's worth the final result.