Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Besides my art, while you're at the Underground, there are some really fine pieces by other artists on the walls in the 4 galleries. The show will change before 1st Thursday (July 7th) so come on down and check it out. And then come back for the reception on Thursday the 7th from 5-8pm.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Fayetteville Underground in September. Not enough time? Maybe, but I'm sure game to try! In fact it's helping me to develop a better approach to design and execution. Used to be I would draw a small rough sketch from a photo or my imagination and then just freehand it on the board and go at it. There would be lots of unknowns, and I would develop and discover the design elements as I worked. Now, I'm doing the sketch full size, refining it and then using the chalk on the back technique (rather than carbon paper), transferring it directly to the board. Faster, better and I'm finding myself more intensely involved in the actual design from the beginning. In the past the initial portion of the drawing was not as interesting to me. Just a means to an end. Now I feel totally passionate and engaged from the start. And it's easier to have 2 or 3 or 4 pieces going at the same time, most importantly I can focus on each of them, going from one to the other seamlessly. The boards are my favorite medium, Ampersand Art scratchboards. They will be framed with Illusion floater frames from Jerry's Artarama. Subjects are monkeys and dogs, I'll probably throw in a few other animals, and maybe a surprise creature, we'll see, I'm sure I'll be surprised where this all goes!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Creating the floating canvas effect is simpler than ever! With Illusions, creating the floating canvas effect has never been easier! Back in the 1970's, artists tried to create this floating effect by placing black tape around the edges of their paintings but today you don't need tape! Ill...
Love these frames for scratchboard!
Cons: Good bang for buck
Best Uses: Wall, Framing flat panels
Was this a gift?: No
I use these to frame flat panel scratchboards. The clips are screwed into frame and then glued with e6000 to the back of the board. They are perfect for my work. Only downside is you have to be careful, when dropped they ding pretty badly. Not wood, not sure what the composition is, but easily repaired.