Handmade card & envelope.
Making collages is meditative, like a jazz jam, you play with a bunch of notes and form them into a new melody.
Category: Behind the Scenes
Working on a new #MiniMasterpieceMonday painting. The concept for this is to paint a concept design of a 45 record sleeve. I will cut out the middle circle, mount the canvas and slip an actual 45 record inside. The label of the 45 will show through the cut out circle. Not sure how this will look in the end, hoping it comes out cool.
Working on my next #MiniMasterpieceMonday painting. I’m using acrylics on canvas, size is 6″x6.”
I am making this piece as a way to practice painting abstracts. The freedom to create an organic shape makes me giddy -it’s a stream of consciousness type of exercise.
Final painting will be posted April 11th.
No tape was harmed in the process!
When painting clean-edged chunks of color, a common practice is to use tape to block off areas. When using tape you should also seal the tape edge with a transparent mat medium gel so that paint won’t seep underneath the tape. If you care about the cleanliness of the line though, you will still have to go in with a fine brush to clean up the edges.
Many years ago I was looking through the window at a Romero Britto gallery in Miami Beach and I noticed long thick tracks of black paint which is an indicator that the artist used tape. I found it to be a real turnoff -sort of like discovering how a magic trick works.
I never wanted to blow the illusion, so I rarely use tape and if I do, I make sure it’s not discernible.
Miró & Bigelow
While sketching tonight, my pencils ran out of the stall drawing lots of wild shapes and bubbly chunks of color. It was mad fun and I send a thanks out to the great Juan Miro – a masterful painter and extremely imaginative draftsman.
Earlier this week I came up with a new art series idea and today I decided this would be beta testing night.
Cool thing is… it ended up feeling like happy hour after all.