|Composition With Canton, 6X9", Mixed on panel, 4/11|
|Composition With Arch, 9X6", Mixed on Panel, 4/11|
|Composition With Tracks, Photograph, 4/11|
This was my week last week. I got all the stuff out--whatever was stowed away--water-based stuff, all compatible. Put the Bartok on and went at it at long last. These two are a couple simple ones that I will probably not touch again. In all there are eighteen new pieces in various stages.
I'm using an untinted acrylic latex paint as a glaze medium, and building complex surfaces with combinations of acrylics, spackling powder, sanded grout, kids tempera paint, Derwent pencils, markers--lots of crazy stuff. It's all going together and producing some very cool stuff, within thick layers of "glaze", so that some of these pieces are getting downright 3-D. You can see down through all these layers, past splatter, strokes and smears. What a vocabulary. At some point there will be wax--but not yet.
The tracks photo above and other snap-shots of really cool stuff just on the pavements around here has been the inspiration for all this. I have no idea where it will lead, but at least there's new art thinking going on. Feels healthy!