26 September 2010

Life - gilding

This piece is on a 8"x24" canvas with a base of molding paste to create texture; then layers of acrylic to create depth of color. The text is gilded with 23kt patent gold over one layer of painter's gesso and one layer of instacol. I was inspired by the teaching of my pastor one Sunday on the Narrow Door that leads to life.

But small is the gate
and narrow the road that leads to LIFE, 
and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:14

I have come that they may have LIFE,
 and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10

I pray you know the joy and peace that comes from the one and only Jesus Christ!

Happy Sunday!!!!!!!

17 September 2010

Flourished Script Initial tags

Where has the week gone! This week has been a whirlwind.

When the week is crazy busy and flying by its nice to create something sweet and pretty like these initial tags. 

10 September 2010

Gilded Vellum

This work is 23k patent gold and palladium on vellum. Part of the lettering is raised gilding using painters gesso and instacol and part of the lettering is flat gilding using gum ammoniac. I am new to gilding and am experimenting as I go. The draft for this was created on arches textwove paper. (You can view it here and here.) The paper was okay to gild on but the vellum was a dream; plus I feel so official when working with vellum.

I have created this piece for the year long Reggie Ezell's Primitive to Modern Course. Reggie's class has been great to boost my creativity and to put new tools in my tool box. I have learned so much! In fact, next class is this weekend. So I am off to pack.

06 September 2010

Text as Texture - Final

Well, here is the final post in the series of Text as Texture. This is my favorite. Using text as texture to create abstract art has been enlightening, to say the least. It has help to settle some likes and dislikes in my mind. I hope to be able to take some of these and rework them into larger more complex pieces.

Thank you all for your comments and encouragement in this process.