Friday, March 28, 2008

. . . abstracted another wall


20" x 24", mixed media on canvas

I really like the colors in this painting. No paintbrushes were harmed in the creation of this painting. Still on a roll, full of inspiration, working on two or three things at a time, loving it. After I coated the canvas with medium and it was still wet, I laid down a sheet of corrugated cardboard and then pulled it up to achieve the texture. I love corrugated anything . . . cardboard, tin, cloth (corduroy). I then used various sizes and shapes of painters' tape to keep the white areas intact. I then applied paint randomly using a trowel. I have a bunch of antique metal stencils and I used part of one to apply the numbers. I don't know what these stencils were originally used for. . . the one I used on this with about a foot long, with "30" "50" and "50 1/2" running across it lengthwise. I don't think it was a measurement of length, though, because they were spaced equally.

3 comments:

thealteredpage said...

Such great colors and texture to this piece. I absolutely love the addition of the numbers too.

Kathy McCreedy said...

I LOVE this painting! And like Seth, I really like the random numbers on it... it just enhances the "grittiness" and spontaneity of the piece! I would definitely buy this painting... is it for sale? Do you teach your process? Please email me, I have a lot of questions for you, if you have time. Really beautiful work... really liked the Edge of Night painting, too!!!

Mary Buek said...

Seth, thank you so much for putting me on your blog.

Kathy: Goodness, thanks for the comments. I tried to find your email, but didn't have any luck. I'm happy to answer questions, so my email is marycbuek@aol.com. Drop me a note and we'll get together.