Friday, January 30, 2009

A Quick Look Back


I thought I'd post one of the whole pieces from one of the last posting examples to show the other ways I combined cloth, papers, wire, stones and gold leafing. I placed them tightly together for the photo but they can be hung a variety of ways. Each canvas measures 4"x4". "Gold 9"
The new work will have some of the same materials and an addition of new things such as photo transfers and a few surprises. For the first time I am going to first work out some details in my sketchbook...I usually just begin and let what happens happen but this time I want to experiment and make a beginning plan. I know the materials, I know the theme or journey so the sketchbook will help me clarify.
Cynthia over at Oasis Writing Link has given me a great award and I will post all the details this weekend...again, thank you, Cynthia!

15 comments:

  1. These are wonderful with rich color and texture. I am looking forward to seeing your new work as well. It sounds like you have this well thought out. Enjoy!

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  2. Just popping in via Starlene's blog.

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  3. The look wonderful all together!

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  4. I'm interested to see how the sketching works out...I often wonder if pre-planning works...maybe it's a little atart with an idea and then just go with your intution? Kind of like writing...I like what you have there and the title, "Gold 9." Your work feels complete/balanced, Blue Sky. Love your blog! Thanks for the link to Oasis!

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  5. Interesting work and interesting blog! Perhaps I'm a duck in a pond too!

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  6. Beautiful! The grid is a wonderful matrix. You can have fun with endless combinations of circles within sqaures! So texturally rich!

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  7. I was disappointed that this one didn't enlarge really big,,,,you know I love to get the real feel for your work. The textures are always amazing, and this one I can see is no exception.
    Hope the pre-planning helps,,,it sometimes gives me a 'jumping off' point,,,and then I just fly by the seat of my pants,,often it works!
    #:-D
    Amazing grouping!

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  8. loving reading about your process - this piece is really lovely...

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  9. Hi Mary Ann, I also tried to enlarge the image, I think you must have downsized the image really small. I like to see the work up close.
    This is a beautiful group of interchangeable canvasses, I love the idea of being able to change the format.
    Good luck with the planning, I bet you come up with a great plan and then go off on a tangent and do something completly different!
    Looking forward to seeing what happens!

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  10. Leslie, I am pretty convincing on the subject of great plans...not so good at completion but I am on my own for a few days...no excuses...work...work!!

    Jules, I'm glad you popped by...you live in an city whose name I cannot pronounce with a mountain range that is a rare beauty. Come back anytime.

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  11. Willow, Thank you. I like your new banner!

    Cynthia,I hope to share some of my sketchbook discoveries towards the end of this week.

    Philip, Thank you. Always room at this pond!

    Martha, I agree the grid, the circles and squares are made for combining in rich and interesting ways.

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  12. Babs, I also was disappointed in the lack of enlarging. I had these photographed at the lab so I'm not sure what I did getting them from a cd to here. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Jeane, Thank you. This sharing is the most fun.

    Diane, Again, sorry about the enlarging. I like having a plan for starters but then as you say to go off in the direction the work demands.

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  13. I love the circles within the squares, and I love your 9 block image!!!
    I am a numer 9, in numerology...could have something to do with it.
    The RED, is wonderful...and the textures. Would like to get "up close" to these!!!
    I have involved you in a "tag" ...no obligations though, Jo

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  14. Thankyou for visiting me and therby giving me the great treat of your blog.
    It is fasntastic work and I love the comment in the profile, by the way you are just a few months younger than me...my birthday is June 1944 was a very good year!

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  15. This looks wonderful! You are doing so many beautiful things. I love all this intense color! Very warming in my land of frost and white!
    Olivia

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