Monday, March 29, 2010

. . . used orange plastic




A few weeks ago, I found some of that orange plastic grid stuff that construction workers use. This small piece is the first time I tried it out. I need to work with it some more, but I see lots of potential. On this piece, I laid it on top of a canvas prepared with extra heavy gesso and smeared (okay, I'm having an elder moment here, can't remember the real name of the medium) a product that is supposed to dry to the texture of watercolor paper. The different texture didn't make much difference in the finished product, but it was an interesting experiment anyway.


It was a busy weekend, no time for art, some personal frustration about selling the house and repairing a canvas and always always always finances. As I mentioned to a friend the other day, it seems like it really does take a lot of energy to maintain a positive attitude, and sometimes I'm just emotionally exhausted.

5 comments:

Margaret Ryall said...

Everything can become a material for art production. I have a friend who uses that orange plastic as a stencil in her work when she want's large grids.

Jazz said...

Hang in there Mary. Oh and I love that painting...

Leslie Avon Miller said...

These are great square shapes. Good idea. There is a lot to do in a transition isn't there?

Sarah said...

this is lovely ..your colors and textures are delicious ! was it the soft orange grid stuff that the workers use to fence things off.. or something else..? will be looking around now..! lol
sarah

lizzieb said...

You might be interested in Jeanne Williamson's work...she has been using construction fences for years and has quite a collection of them