Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Once Again

Bursting Buds
It is hard to believe that once again, this weekend marks the end of summer. In these parts summer is just too short. I will miss my early swims, my long leisurely days with my grandson away at camp, as well as not having to cook too much. Not that I mind cooking but sometimes it is nice just to toss something on the grill, make a salad and call it dinner......My neighbors must wonder about me since I am  always out on my balcony at dinnertime smoking up the hood! Lucky for us we live in a concrete building and are allowed to grill. Many buildings here do not allow grilling on balconies.

As far as the art goes, I am still in the throes of making and using acrylic skins. I love the way the gloss medium allows you to see through them to the layers beneath. It is fascinating to me.

I have been experimenting with painting on Dura Lar but I really don't have the hang of it yet. If you want to see someone who does have the hang of it check out the work of Mary Zeran. I first "met" her in one of my online classes and have been following her work ever since. She paints on huge sheets of the stuff! I like the way the color is so pure on the Dura Lar. Nothing at all to influence the color. I like to keep trying new mediums and substrates. Keeps me on my toes!

Well, enjoy the long weekend everyone!


Robbie said...

Lovin this piece too!!!! Enjoy the weekend!

Joanne Holtje said...

wowee zowee for Zeran!
Thanks for the link.

I like your piece. Makes me think of plants that shoot their seeds like gas plants (dictamnus) and oxalis to name a couple.