Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Last 2012 Studio Session

My trip to the studio this Christmas Eve will be my last for 2012. I used the time to work on some panels that I have been adding to for a long time, some of them from the beginning of 2011.


The ghostly 'coal circle' forms you can see are buried under many layers of slightly opaque white paint, acrylic gels, moulding paste, covered over and excavated lots of times. Today I painted those dark circles in a mixture of acrylic paint and airbrush pigment. When they were dry, I erased them slightly with wire wool:


And then squeegeed over a fresh layer of matte medium mixed with a little white paint:



When that layer is dry, I want to paint more circles and partially erase them with the wire wool, too. The idea is to create this effect of a small panel from the middle of last year, which I still like:


And that's it for 2012. Last year I got to the studio 70 times, this year I feel it was slightly less, though I did finish a public art project away from Chicago, and organised a show in collaboration with 14 other people. At the beginning of 2013, I am moving studios, which may enable me both to hone some of the work done in 2012, and to work on some new things.

1 comment:

  1. Hi - love your blog, this piece is really good, I have done similar for a uni project but used sandpaper instead. I love the effect and texture it creates.
    Rachael
    http://print-and-stitch.co.uk/blog/#.UOqvonwgGK3

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