Wednesday, August 24, 2011

untitled ~ casein paint, oil pastels, and colored pencil on plaster

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

via tumblr


XO

15 comments:

  1. It must be thrilling making all these discoveries as you go along. The joy of creating art! Love this new piece and I loved seeing you on the cover of Seth's book!

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  2. gorgeous..i love this precious little tablet x

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  3. I love this -- plaster on wood - very cool! I like how her 'third eye' is slightly off center! And I also loved seeing your work on Seth's book cover.

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  4. Wonderful piece. Great pic with you holding 'untitled' in your hand.

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  5. I agree, great to see your work on seths cover... nice nice nice...
    your plaster is wonderful, i adore the foot in the corner, I used to draw feet and used it as the end of each drawing when I was a child... so it brought a smile to my face...
    tumblr... oh my oh my...

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  6. I appreciate the more calligraphic look of this piece, and feel you are making a breakthrough to a new place in your work. Exciting times!

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  7. Oh, this are precious pieces, Miss Lynne. Ones that you may just need to share. Tablets with stuff to tell us, I think...
    Just home myself.
    Looking forward to art play...
    Sending love...

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  8. I like this almost deconstructed face--this piece has a mysterious, hieroglyphical (can't spell today!) feeling to it.

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  9. Your work neve ceases to impress - especially your recent work straight on the plaster...creating even more mood around these characters!

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  10. love all the fun you are having with the plaster..... Congrats on the your part in the book. Cant wait to see it!

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  11. This piece is fabulous. I love the idea of the burnished plaster on wood.

    When I grow up, I want to be just like you!
    :0)
    xoxoxo

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  12. An amazing piece Lynne! I really like your white palette. The plaster pieces are intriguing to behold. Do you put a hanger on the back so you can gaze at it from across the room and remember the fun you had making it?

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  13. These plaster pieces are amazing, Lynne! Just so you know, i don't have much time comment since school started, but I still look. :)

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