"The Uninvited Guest",conte crayon over acrylic on paper, mounted on enameled plywood. An unexpected visitor drifts quietly throught the garden.
Although technically an outdoor scene, the image is packed with activity as vegetable forms jostle and crowd into a space limited by the painted surface of the paper. Colors are restricted, soft and unobstrusive, allowing the rhythms of line and subtle shading to dominate the shallow space.
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"Summer Music", collaged paper, acrylic, gypsum on plywood toned with coffee grounds and snow, 20 x 24 inches (50 x 60 cm).
I prepped the panel for this one by throwing handfuls of coffee grounds on it and then leaving it in the snow all through our last little episode of foul weather. Once the sun came out and the snow had melted and the panel had dried, I sanded away the coffee and layered paint, gypsum, and cut paper to create the image, one layer at a time.