Tuesday, November 3, 2009

. . . recycled and reused

Here are two of seven small chunky paintings that I made recently to put into my etsy store. All seven of them are 5 1/2" square and 1 1/2" deep. I loved making these little pieces. . . I got to use my big electric saw to cut a piece of wood that had been in my basement studio forever, just waiting to be something other than a door stop. I'm still a bit scared of cutting off a finger or putting out my eye with this saw.

I covered each piece with extra heavy white gesso, textured the gesso, and just painted away. I had already painted in the circles when I found some upholstery tacks lurking in my supplies, so I took the whole circle idea to a new level . . . and got to use my drill too.

Here's what I would do with these pieces: Attach two eye-rings (I think that's what they're called) to the top and bottom of each piece, then tie fishing line to the eye-rings, so that these pieces hang vertically attached to each other. You could leave a couple inches between each painting. Cup hooks would probably work too. The pieces would be interchangeable and you could determine yourself the top and bottom of each piece. This would work in those very narrow spaces that we all have around the house, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in a hallway.

I'm not quite ready to post anything on etsy yet, but the price of these little chunks of art will be $20 each. If you see anything you like, let me know, because I will sell them off this blog. I have a Paypal account too.


Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

I'm so glad to see you posting prices! Now we can buy when we see something we love!

Jeane said...

mmmm, the second one is really good!

Seth said...

This looks to be a great series. I would love to grab the second one here before it is gone and would also love to see shots of the rest of the series. Let me know the next step!

Lauren said...

I love that top piece, Aunt Mary! I believe I will be visiting your etsy shop to decorate my newly painted(no longer flesh tone) walls!

layers said...

what a creative way to hang small pieces together.

Mary Buek said...

Hi, Karen: Your lips to my pocketbook. . .I'm the epitome of the starving artist.

Jeane: Thanks.

Seth: Thanks a bunch. If you are serious, just email me and we'll work it out.

Lauren: Oh, honey, you don't have to buy anything from me. Good grief, just come to the basement on Thanksgiving and we'll get you all fixed up.

Donna: You're back??? Can't wait to see what your travels have inspired.