Sunday, March 8, 2009
I was preparing a second piece for the drop off at Varga yesterday, when I cracked the frame. I had drilled pilot holes for the eye screws, but they cracked the thin frame anyway.
I did this rather recently too putting a canvas into a large frame. The frame is shit now, and fortunately I am not that attached to the painting. I will give it to someone who has a dimly lit room where you can't see the places where the screws came though. OR it will go in my YART sale this spring.
No time to re-frame it, so I had to grab something else off the wall that was somewhat cohesive with the other piece titled "Ecstasy Girl". I really like this quasi-autobiographical assemblage (I rarely go 3-D with my work)and don't want to sell it, though I did price it.
The opening was a blast at WAAM, and I also attended the opening at ASK where I saw my Kingston friends. I did not enter any pieces in the Hudson River art show there as I am no longer a member. I can't afford it right now, and had to make a choice of were I would join and show. I am not ready for another one woman show; I need a new body of work. So in the meantime these other venues provide a place for me to show my work on a monthly basis.
I went into the studio to finish off the Salt Marsh, and totally wrecked my sky painting, so I painted over the entire thing with a big brush and just started painting whatever I wanted on it. Sort of freed me up. Worst case is I let it dry, paint over in black, and then I have a fresh canvas to work on. The technique I have been doing uses a dark ground to build up layers, and my paint is mixed with a wax paste to give it translucency.
Off to bed to rest up for a teaching day.
Posted by Patti Gibbons at 10:17 PM