4′ x 3′ approx. mixed media on linen. This picture came out of another time. It grew out of a loose scumble of color on the back of a piece of printed upholstery fabric. The fabric was a fine English linen & cotton blend, a floral print and the colors that bled through to the back were subtle and beautiful earth tones – ochers, umbers, siennas – and and soft grey-greens and muted rose colors. I wish I could find more.
I unrolled the bolt of material (about 4′ by 30′) along the city sidewalk and used large pieces of charcoal to pick up impressions from cracked and broken sections, marking out rectangles for approximate image sizes as I went. Then I stapled the 30 foot run down one studio wall. (I worked and lived in what had once been a union hall.) The charcoal rubbings acted as image prompts and I used charcoal, pastels and then paint to gradually bring out the suggested shapes and figures. Sometimes two blocked out rectangles grew together and I would end up with something like this. When I finished I cut out the pictures and stretched them individually. I got seven or eight paintings out of the bolt of material. This one belongs to Carol Roberts. It went to a good home.
I did name it but never did get around to the story. See it in there, anyone?
Well, yes. You saw several. Pretty quickly, too.
. Ada’s Adventure, by Glenn Buttkus
. Water Girl, by Tiel Aisha Ansari
. annunciation, by lirone
. Dancing by lirone
. Goody Two Shoes, by Why Paisley
. Trying to Find Meaning, by Gautami Tripathy
. Storyteller, by Nicole Nicholson
also, to go with the prompt of 7/31/08
. i see a raven in the sky, by cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )
. Soaked, by Noah the Great