Constructing a Storm

"constructing a storm" mixed media on canvas, 48x36" $875 © Lynne Medsker

As promised, new art on the blog today! Another new piece in the “Construction” series and another large piece too, just like “Constructing Geography”!  I’ve had fun working in a larger format for a change, although it makes me yearn for larger indoor work & storage spaces. 🙂 For now, at least when the weather cooperates, I continue to work outdoors when possible. Plenty of space there! This piece followed the same process in that it’s created with a layer of designed concrete, painted and then pretty much de-constructed and the artwork is built around the remains of the original work. I’m still trying to decide if that makes it a re-constructed destruction or a constructed de-construction or something else entirely!

Here are images of the process and the stages along the way.

work in progress, image 1, concrete on canvas, drying © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 2, painted concrete drying © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 3, cement partially broken & removed © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 4, outline/composition added © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 5, beginning to add color © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 6, more color added © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 7, even more color © lynne medsker

work in progress, image 8, white wash/black sand added © lynne medsker

This is the piece I mentioned having gravel on the surface, it’s small white gravel in the circle. The black sand was added on top of the gravel for a little extra detail. I’ve decided the most tedious part of these pieces is repainting that all those thin white outlines at the very end after it’s gotten splashes of other colors on it. It seems to take FOREVER…but perhaps it’s because that’s not really creative work so I don’t enjoy it as much. Kind of like painting canvas edges or attaching the hanging wires. Yawn!

This is one of the pieces of art that was hung at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana yesterday, and will be on display there during the month of May. Stop by a see it next time you are in Carmel!

More soon,

Lynne

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