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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

last wips





ciao, dear readers...
it has been very windy here...
perfect studio days...

so here are the last of my work in progress posts...
I must say that keeping a camera nearby
disrupts the creative process quite a bit..

this will be a large show...
I will have several boards, a large canvas some framed works on paper and some unframed pieces on khadi papers..

below, I used black gessoed the on the boards and the canvas 





you can see the piece that was published in Pasticcio Panoply above,
which I am including in the show and it is part of my inspiration..


I placed two painted pages together and left a black border





I painted the paper and used pencil to define the edges and then painted a crackle paint over the black gesso
to create texture 
and I sanded the painted papers to create more texture and layers




below you can see the crackle paint is repainted and the Italian collage has been positioned to the center
of the piece where it will be adhered and the small fabric stitching will be placed on top...







this piece, The Daisy... titled after the Andersen fairy tale
is about death and the end of a relationship
you can see where I am going with it
and I will show it to you once it is finished..


I am going to take a little blog break...
taking some time to see family..

hope your weather inside and out is calm and peaceful 
wherever you are...

C4N!




11 comments:

lynne h said...

wow, 'the daisy' is wonderful, just wonderful, cat...

have a sweet blog break...

xoxo

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Thanks for keeping the camera close by! It's interesting to see your process. It helps me to look closer at specific lines, such as the pencil marks instead of the pieces as a whole. Lovely work.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I meant to ask...where does the Italian Collage term come from? Are your papers Italian like the French collages? It's a great way to connect with your culture artisticaly.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Family first for renewal of our hearts...I have been thinking about using black gesso for a collage for an auction next week. You have freed my inhibitions! Peace and enjoy your rest. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I agree it slows the process when you take photos of your works in progress. But I sure have enjoyed joining you in the studio to see the what and how.

Have a great break from blogging and have a fun time with family.

~*~Patty S said...

Enjoy your blog break and thank you for sharing some of your creative process...always fun to see some of the magic :)
oxo

Marie said...

I love where you are going with this project, truly inspiring work!
Would love to see your show in August!

sharon said...

Once again you inspire me! This is gorgeous Cat...I always love your layers and your clean lines and look, it is refreshing.
Enjoy your time.

Margaret said...

Totally inspired by your creative process Cat, thank you for stopping for us! Mx

De Anna Welch said...

You know how much i love seeing the process. Just lovely. Looking forward to seeing them in person! Have a wonderful time with family. Lets skyp when you get back.

mansuetude said...

love the center of this esp. r u going to fold it and open it,