Sketches & Making Messes

Okay, here are some pics of two drawings I’m working on off & on. The berries are 9×12; the boat 16×12.

Also, I’ve begun the long, long process of creating a sculpture installation for the fall. So here are first pics of my first attempt at pouring plaster. Good lord, that was a mess. There were a few moments of chaos, but it worked out.

The picture below is of retaining walls of aluminum flashing I made to create long cylinders of plaster in various sizes. I’ll put these on my lathe down at the farm and turn them into specific shapes (I’m just praying that they’re not too heavy, which is a complete possibility). They will then be prototypes that I use to make plaster molds. I’ll then slip cast the ceramic pieces using the molds. So, yes, a long, long process and mind you, I haven’t done this before. And this is all for _one_ set of elements in the installation. So, very quickly, this is going to get confusing. So for clarification, I call the pieces I’m working on now “Corals.”

Anyways, I plan on painting all day Friday, so I should have an update on the painting I’m thinking of naming “Every Woman a Widow.” Be good, give all moms hugs this weekend and I’ll explain the meaning next week. πŸ™‚


4 Replies to “Sketches & Making Messes”

  1. Wow. You are an amazing artist. Those berries look scrumptious. I love how you’ve made them dripping wet. I think water droplets are really difficult.

  2. Thanks! It seems tedious, but drawing all those circles is actually kind of relaxing. After a while, you just get lost in the action of drawing and don’t constantly have to think, “okay, what am I doing, what am I doing, is that right, is this right?” –ooh, and nice seeing you last weekend!

  3. I love the boat! There’s something sort of lonely about it, but also comforting. Kudos!

  4. Thanks! I’m hoping to start a small boat painting here in the next week or so. Hopefully. πŸ™‚

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