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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Thursday, June 2, 2011

whoops, my A.D.D. is showing

For my birthday a friend gave me a linoleum stamp carving kit. My first stamp was an attempt at carving my chop. I forgot the big rule of stamp carving: Carve Backwards!!! So now I have a backwards chop!!! Oh well, it was a great learning experience. I'll carve that one again.

My second stamp was an image from one of my paintings, called Voice. I originally planned to use it in the below collage painting but so far I've just done journal page with it.

I'm so easily distracted. I've been painting up a storm. Then i see the beautiful work of Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson and i decide 'I've TOTALLY gotta do that!' It was a fun technique that honestly I'd done in art school a few decades ago. But still fun none the less. Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson uses all hand-painted paper rather then decorative scrapbook paper. It's more archival. So using a mix of heavy bodied acrylics, fluid acrylics and acrylic inks I painted several book pages and coffee filters.

It's not finished. My original idea was to add a hand-carved stamp of one of my paintings as the central subject matter. But once it was carved and I'd done some test stamps I didn't think the 2 worked together. So for the moment it's just a work-in-progress.

1 comment:

Andrée Lachapelle said...

Cool stuff -- but what's a "chop?" ::blush::