Friday, August 22, 2014

Coffee? Or Tea?

These are my latest small works in colored pencil. These are four 6x6" Utrecht Artists Wood Panels made of smooth basswood. I don't prime the surface, it will accept colored pencil very well although layers are limited to about three or more if using a very light pressure. My designs are transferred on using the image transfer method which I outlined in this previous blog entry. I use the transfer to skip the drawing step and add colored pencil directly onto the transfer, then I play with the background design for each cup. When I am finished I spray with two good coats of Krylon UV Resistant Clear and then brush on five coats of Golden UVLS Polymer Varnish, letting each coat dry in between. I photographed them together but will display them separately.

These two photos are of an exhibit I went to called Paper-Made at the Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI. These are two photos of an overall view of the largest gallery. Eighteen regional, national and international artists were selected for this wonderful exhibit of works all made of paper. The curator states the paper art is an emerging global phenomenon and as an artist who works on paper, I am intrigued by the use of papers as a form of 2D and 3D sculpture. This exhibition has given me the inspiration to create another hand made book.


Katherine Thomas said...

The exhibit looks incredible, but what you do with your CP pieces is even more incredible to me! I would love to learn how you do all that, and hear all your tips and advice about mounting and spraying. It's such a frightening prospect to me, but I love the effects that you achieve with your pieces. I'm thinking... maybe you could do a workshop at convention some year!?

Kendra said...

Hi Katherine, thank you for the comments! I enjoy experimenting with mounting and spraying. i've experimented and have learned from a few mistakes.

I would like to do a workshop at the convention in an upcoming year so hopefully it will happen.