Salmon Falls Friends of Music is a group of talented musicians who gather once a month for an evening of music. Their last get together was hosted by good friends of mine, and they were kind enough to invite me to share in the event (I was there strictly as an appreciator of music). I brought along my camera and snapped a few photos to use for reference back in my studio. This particular painting is of Craig Werth, an amazingly talented musicianwww.craigwerth.com. I have two of his music CDs. I played them both while working on this painting.What a treat...
Yet another round of playing with the paste paper backgrounds. I'm having fun with these, so you can expect many more! This one started out as a full sheet of paper. It felt like too much of a good thing, though, so I used a pre-cut mat to seek out a smaller composition and cut it down to that size to frame.
This past weekend I spent some time experimenting with a technique called Paste Paper. This is a mix of paint and paste (a variety of types can be used - I chose to use what is essentially a wall paper paste). The colored mixture is brushed on paper and then textured using any number of items from around the house. The ratio of paint to paste is one that I had to play with a bit before achieving any success, but it was fun once I got the hang of it. And, today I decided to try using one of the finished paste papers as a foundation for this painting. I let the textures of the piece and my imagination determine the direction of the painting.What a relaxing way to create...
Growing up I spent much of my time drawing, cutting, gluing and piecing things together. I never thought of it as making art. I just knew I was having fun. While my supplies and techniques continue to change, my desire to create remains...and I'm still having fun! Thanks for taking the time to view my work.
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