A few years ago I created a three-piece artwork entitled “Backbeat”. This spring it was purchased by one of my collectors, with the request that I also create a forth piece to add to the set. I was more than happy to oblige, and the work began.
Next came a layer of sewing patterns to add some detail and guidelines for painting.
That was followed by some drippy layers of acrylic ink.
After those layers dried it was time to start adding some geometric patterns with charcoal.
Back in the fall, during my unintentional blog hiatus, I created several new pieces of whimsical art using scrap wood pieces, old dictionary pages and ink. They were fun! I have ideas for more pieces in this style once I get back into the studio. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite pieces from the batch I created. It began with one of these pieces of wood, the backgrounds painted with acrylic:
Add some torn paper shapes:
Then lots of ink details and DONE!
Just for fun I left some of the paper un-attached to the surface to make the pieces more dimensional, in this instance the fin on his side!
P.S. If you’d like to see this, and other creations, in person they are located at ProArt Gallery in Greenwood, Indiana!
Whoosh! Exhale. The solo show is up at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana and I feel like I’ve got a little time to breath. I’m still trying to clean and re-organize the studio after two months of cranking out new work, I’ve got a bit of a deadline for that since this Saturday is the Second Saturday Open Studio Tour as part of the Hendricks County Cultural Trail. In the meantime I’ve been playing a bit, digitally, with some items I’ve not done for a while. Today I thought I’d share a few digital kaleidoscopes I’ve created the last week.