Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Re-stocking

This morning I wrote the last of my previously painted postcards. Time to re-stock—unless I want to send plain manila stock!

In one of my recent studio adventures I tried out a precision applicator for the first time, to no good effect.

What to do with the remaining faux-ink mix of Mars Black acrylic and water?

Fling it!



I cut the card in two and turned one half into a postcard today.

Postcard 13
5x4", acrylic, ink, and wax pastel on manila stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

12 comments:

  1. oooh, that golden glow over those spots!!!

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    1. A little ugly-duckling-to-swan transformation, don'tcha think? Great fun. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Not seeing the ugly duckling aspect...but those dot things are really fun...I keep thinking I'm seeing them wiggle..they want to move. PS I love the banner..all that purple action.

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    3. The black dots by themselves, before I cut the card and starting embellishing, felt ugly ducklingish to me!

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  2. Oouuuu love your new banner, and LOVE this card! Like looking in a microscope at alien and intriguing life forms :) I can see the vibrating!

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Sheila. As you may have noticed, I've had trouble settling on a banner recently. This one may stick for awhile. Loved your perception of my postcard—the through-a-microscope image. I used to love to do drawings of things seen through a microscope; who'da guessed it'd influence my art?!

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  3. Really love it! Beautiful pattern. Do I see Nickel Azo Gold there, our new friend?

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    1. When I sat to play with this paint splatter I was struck by the thought that it might be easier and more visually captivating to do a splatter on top of other layers of paint rather than start with a splatter, but it was fun nonetheless to meet the challenge and see what I could do with what I had in front of me. Yes, you DO see Nickel Azo Gold there! For sure, our new friend!

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  4. I agree with Corinna and LOVE that gold glow. Very cool, Dotty. And as far as banners go, heck change em every day or every year! This is YOUR blog! And YOUR story to tell! This one is cool!

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    1. Thanks for all your comments, Laurie. That gold glow comes from Quinacridone Gold and wax pastels. MY blog! MY banners! MY stories! Gotta say, I'm having fun : )

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  5. LOVE your banner! You already know how I feel about your paint splatter. :-)

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    1. Fun to hear of your enthusiasm for my banner, Joje!

      Regarding the splatter, I am fascinated that it has such a strong energy field.

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