Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekend Update: now with more cat tail

I was up at Pattio's yesterday making a mess of her lovely studio. I still can't believe how productive we were! I got up there around 1pm and didn't leave til almost 9... eight hours of art, talking about art and fingerpainting. Thanks again, Patti! As always, it was both inspiring and refreshing.
This was born from splooging some of my new hookers green acrylic paint around with an old credit card, letting it dry and then doing the same with some of Patti's green-gold fluid acrylic. The bug is a bunch of torn up chequerboard tissue with sewing pattern tissue for wings. The snake is some torn up magazine articles. The furry black tail is my cat Sushi wanting in on the photo-taking action.

Our main objective started out being self-portraiture, a la Misty Mawn's challenge which ends today (next week she focuses on colour, which I'm excited about!). Patti set up two mirrors for us, and we did some blind contour drawings of ourselves. This involved a lot of laughter, as anyone who's tried this method can attest to. It was a lot of fun and this is what I've ended up with. It will likely be a base for something else eventually, but I do like the handprint.

Once I got home from Patti's I realized that I still wanted to play with my new green and this background came about. We'll see where it ends up!

I hope everyone's weekend has been as fun as mine so far.

1 comment:

Pattio said...

I love your bug page! The flying bug is so cool! I also love what you did with your blind contour and hand. Your trees are wonderful I am curious to see where you go with this one.