Saturday, June 13, 2009


I took off most of this week. It is interesting being forced to take some time off; at first i was too busy feeling crappy (physically and mentally) to enjoy it, but being POed slowly wore off and now i am revelling in it. I spent time in the studio for the first time in... hmmmm... i'm not sure how long. It felt fabulous. I finished a new wall word for the living room.
It is my first oval canvas. They are more expensive than square, but i totally dumpster dove this one from the antique store. Originally it was an interesting forest perspective by someone named Bernice, then it was in the trash, then i saved it and put on 2 layers of antique white to prepare it for another life, then it sat in the sunroom for almost 2 years.
I'm really happy with the way the painting evolved : it is a mix of 4 acrylic paints (2 purples, a pink and a green) and 1 metallic ink (purple). It dried darker than i wanted so i put on a shiny finish that added a brightness and more interesting brush strokes : The pictures are all perspectives of the ocean - next to it, on it and under it. I was able to use some found objects, my favorite being a piece of abalone that i hung from a tackle swivel. Slowly, but surely the wall is coming together. At this pace i will feel it will be "finished" in about 10 years.


Melanie said...

Oh no!! You had an original "Bernice" and you painted over it??? (hee hee hee)

Lovely Wife George said...

I love it!

Niki said...

Mel - You know i'm a rebel.
LWG - Thanks!