whew! i went out of town for five days and figured i'd be able to get a post in while i was gone... nope!
so this is another plaster piece; i worked right on the plaster - no gel medium on the surface first, and i realized this is the way that i want to work on plaster from now on. this is the second image that i did on this surface. the first time i added wax and then didn't like it, so i scraped not only the wax off, but also the top layer of plaster. not an easy thing to do. the more you scrape, the harder the plaster gets. it's like a kind of burnishing, which seems to have all kinds of potential for making a really durable and hard surface.
it's on a piece of wood about the size of my hand... i loved that the wood was so sturdy, and could handle the pressure i applied when carving and scraping the plaster.
thank you all for your kind words about last week's plaster!
alrighty, now i'm gonna do a little blog visiting...
and, i just discovered that lynda barry has a tumblr ...
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renoir ~ self portrait
“I think I’m beginning to learn something about it”
Last words about painting, age 78…
~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir