Thursday, August 14, 2008

Art Guild Piece Finished



Beneath the snowfall

Winter quietly conceals

secrets of new birth.

- Jackson H. Day

Yay. Finished my piece for the art guild. The theme is nature. On the left is a pencil drawing of a winter sleeping tree and on the bottom right a single fallen leaf. It is (as usual) hard to see in the photograph.

There are many layers here starting with pages ripped from a copy of Jack London's "The Call of the Wild". Some of the lines can be read through the paint. Then a layer of gesso rubbed with 3 colors of paint and stenciled with crow outlines. Dabbed with some gold metalic here and there, and also some oil pastels.

After the wood, beads, fabric, feathers, button and metal piece were in place, I covered the linen and spattered everything with white and red paint. It is 16 x 20. Very warm and texture filled in person. I like to walk by and touch it, so I figure that's a good sign.

8 comments:

notmassproduced said...

hey Mistie - this is a great piece - i love it :o) thanks for buying my zine :o) It's on it's way to you x

Kate Heshan said...

hey Mistie - me again in a different guise! Thanks for your comment and glad you like my work. I've been looking at your assemblage work and it's absolutely gorgeous. x

mistie said...

Thank you Kate:) you are so kind to say so. I love doing that work.

Sandy..... said...

Beautiful job~! I would love to touch it!

Sandy said...

it's beautiful. What's next? Talk to you soon.

nollyposh said...

oooo l like it X:-) and in my imagination... This art 'comes to life' as a medicine mans deer skin meditation mat and ancient ceremonial neckware/tailsman (I have a very vivid imagination!) and l hear him humming some olde world tune that helps calls forth the 'ancients' to work with him...

Connie said...

I love it!! I'm just like you....if I have an overwhelming desire to touch it...then it's great Art in my book!

Peace & Love.

grrl+dog said...

I can understand why you want to touch it, I do too.. and the white fabric really brings out the shape and texture. Very yummy.