|Texture as Topography, 4X6"|
|Composition With Red Mistake And Ornaments, 4X6"|
The other one was coming along fine when I spilled red glop all over the place. It actually looked like a slab of slate before that happened. Deep, deep mysterious surface. Anyway, I kind of liked the red all out of order and everything. Then I decided to see if I could transfer a magazine picture of a mountain. All I got was the black area at the bottom. I kept rubbing into it until the prevailing texture came back a little. The ornamental stuff too--applied and then rubbed out. There's something old and worn about all this that is satisfying to look at. Other than that the thing would be a wonderous flop if I was in a serious artist mode. I have to tell myself that to keep from crying a bitter tear.
Any way here's the studio. The room is versatile if I do say so myself. I use the drawers as utility trays full of stuff such that when you close it, it's gone. That's a light table in 1, where I can toggle between underlight and overlight. The wall where all the new panels are displayed (3) is actually a vertical drawing board, and that aluminum strip just above the paintings on the floor is a parallel bar that covers the entire board (works on a weight system). I used this to create patterns for lettering and illustration on truck sides. That shelf is removable.
In 4 that's an oil pallet (1/4 inch plate glass) in the first drawer ready for business. The second drawer pulls out to become a computer desk in 5 and that's the new dynamo humming away. To the left is a scanner, printer above. The roll around table in 6 is always useful for the more unwieldy projects, and those fruit crates serve as completed project files. The painting on the wall was done in 1977, curiously, using the same techniques I'm experimenting with now.
Finally, yes that's a boombox with a hard hat on top. I wear that on my more unstable days. Notable is the bottom shelf where all the shoes are supposed to be--the ubiquitous little buggers. That's it.