I used photos I took at Monument Valley in 2001 as my inspiration. It was a little awkward painting on a curved shape, but I am pleased with how it turned out, and will probably try more in the future. Now I just need to find some mesquite branches to put inside! And I also need to plan another trip to Monument Valley... if you have never been, it's awesome!
Monday, July 14, 2014
I have been going in a new direction lately, combining a couple of techniques to come up with something a little different. As you may know if you have been following me the past couple of years, I have been making coiled fabric bowls for awhile, then recently I took the process in a different direction and began making coiled bowls that I then coated with plaster and painted. The first few were simple - create the bowl, coat it with plaster, paint with gesso, stamp on some designs, and seal. I have also been working on more complex shapes involving multiple segments that had to be hand stitched together after I created them... all good ways to stretch and grow, creatively. Well, I decided recently to take this process even further and try painting on one, as I would a canvas. It's been quite awhile since I did much painting, but I envisioned something that I just had to try... worst case scenario, I could always paint over it if my idea didn't come to fruition. Well, today I put the finishing touches on it, and I think I'll let it stay as is: