Day 6, continued

My Tuesday was a busy one with lots going on.  First I need to backtrack a bit to tell you that I did a phone interview with a local reporter about my work and my stay at the Tin Shop.  It ran in the paper (and online) on Tuesday so I was excited to see what it said when I woke up that morning.  Tuesday was also the day of my public reception so I wanted to try and get a few more pieces of art finished to show my visitors and knew I would need to do a bit of cleaning before that began as well.  I showed images in my last post of two new mixed media pieces in progress so I started work on those as soon as I got in the studio.  After realizing the pieces were destined for frames I went back in and removed a bit off of each edge so that they would fit within a frame (sometimes little details like that can escape me so I’m glad I figured it out fairly early in the process!).  Then I began applying the layers of aluminum to each of the pieces and did the etching on each piece afterward.  This is what it looked like at that point:

river rocks #1 (WIP) step 2
river rocks #1 (WIP) step 2
river rocks #2 (WIP) step 2
river rocks #2 (WIP) step 2

From there it was time to add the ink, I try to save up projects and ink multiple things at once so I also applied all the ink to the second & third “art on record” pieces (shown in my last post) at the same time.  I still have to attach the pieces to the matboard and will probably add some wire details as well but this is how the mixed media pieces are shaping up so far:

river rocks #1, (work in progress) after inking
river rocks #1, (work in progress) after inking
river rocks #2, (work in progress) after inking
river rocks #2, (work in progress) after inking

The reception started at 4 p.m. and we had several visitors.  Jenn & Gretchen, who work for the town of Breckenridge & help support the artists, were both here plus probably another 10 or 12 visitors throughout the afternoon.  I have a portion of the studio set up for making artist trading cards and actually had a few visitors who took the time to create some while they were there.  Sometimes it takes some convincing to get people to participate so it was fun that they were eager and willing to make something while they were there.  In addition to the visitors Jenn & I were taped by a local television station to promote the arts district, my residency at the Tin Shop and the ATC workshop that I’ll be presenting on Thursday.  I am supposed to get a link to the segment…if I don’t look to terribly silly I might even post it on here to share. 🙂  After the reception I decided I needed to get out and stroll around town for a while so I did that for about 45 minutes as the sun slowly faded behind the mountains.  I had my point & shoot camera in my pocket and got a nice image of the late evening light hitting the peaks.

last light (c) Lynne Medsker
last light (c) Lynne Medsker

 So now it’s on to Wednesday, day 7…who knows what it may hold! 

Lynne

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