Category Archives: acrylics
Recently I was gifted with an assortment of very fine, small pieces of wood. This is especially timely as in the spring I’ll be teaching a mixed media, acrylics on wood class and the wood is giving me a chance to experiment. In the image taken in the art room the bits that were used to create the piece are scattered around: a pencil crayon to draw the initial sketch, bits of the kozo paper that was collaged on to the wood, paint tubes, and a sharpened stick which is my favourite drawing tool for adding lines and details.
Cleaning up, restructuring, looking ahead to teaching in 2014 has left little time for creating new work at the moment. What I have done is rearrange early works by creating niches to take them from 3d sculpture to 3d relief, thus giving them a setting and the ability to display them on the wall. First example is Trumpet the seahorse presented alone and in a frame.
Creativity at Rest is a spontaneous paring of an unresolved doll with an unresolved abstract painting and together they ‘worked’. I especially enjoy how placing the doll in the middle of the painting brought out elements I hadn’t seen before and gave a dreamy Degas’ Waterlilies feel to the art.
Some of the objects used in this doll include: a covered stone for her face, a crystal placed at heart centre, copper mesh for her body, and lots of rainbow fabric, ribbons, and stitching to bring it all together.
Hard to believe it’s December 1st already! Two weeks left of the adult acrylics class and then I look ahead to Acrylics on Paper, Wednesdays from 7 to 9 PM starting January 15, 2014 at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Searching through my files for pictures of acrylics on paper I realize many of those images have yet to be photographed. I did find a mixed media illustration of mine of the Christmas Star and felt it works well for December 1st – the beginning of Advent. ‘Light in the Darkness’ is the theme of so many festivals and ceremonies this time of year.
Acrylics on Paper: “Learn foundational drawing skills and using acrylics as water media. Oriental brush techniques and use of stenciling and other printmaking techniques for illustrative effects are just a few of the possibilities you will explore in this highly experimental painting class. All works will be created on watercolour paper.”