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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Conversations with Nature

These two paintings are the result of a workshop I took yesterday from Rebecca Wild, a local artist who often teaches for the Sitka Center near Lincoln City.  We cut simple stencils from contact paper and applied multiple layers of color and text on paper to create these small works. They're each about 5 x 7 inches.
This one with the 12 circles was done by cutting masking tape into nickel sized circles and sticking them in a pattern on tip of the painted paper. Then I worked back into the paper with powdered graphite and pastel, removed the tape and wrote a poem inside the circles about summer rain on the coast.

9 comments:

  1. Jo these are lovely. I love the writing across the entire page on the first. And how cool to write the poem in the circles. The colors are so pretty too, soft, but still vibrant.

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  2. Hi Jo!

    love these pieces!! I feel like I haven't been here for awhile.... it's good to be back!!

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  3. How fun these must have been to make. I love the fresh new look of your blog.

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  4. So inspiring Jo! The bird silhouette makes me yearn to do something in my own art journals. I wish I was poetic like you!

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  5. These are wonderful! I am especially intrigued by the circles with poems. It has such depth and richness.

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  6. If you saw what my house looked like right now, you would disown me Jo!

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  7. These are really nice Jo! I saw the ones Paula and Dana did from the same class, and they are all so different.

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  8. This was a fun class to take together. Your circles full of writing with the contrating red text on the outside are really nice.

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  9. I really appreciate all your comments. I had fun doing the pieces, especially the one with circles. I cut the circle masks from a strip of masking tape but I've figured out that I can do the same thing with all sizes and shapes of sticky labels.
    And Gina, I'm not so poetic. We were told ahead of time to bring some text so I went prepared with 3 favorite poems, one of which just fit the piece.

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