New Paintings: Feeling Patriotic
Been a busy (and hot! hot hot hot!) week, so I haven’t had time to do any new paintings or glass sculptures. (When it’s too hot the glue just kind of melts instead of dries.) So here’s a rerun from Memorial Day. Still patriotic, though, in favor of the 4th!
I made this one I called “Freedom Flag,” which has the preamble to the constitution in the blue part, with special papers and words in the red and white:
Then I made a house (which I swear has to be my favorite thing to paint next to the strong women pictures and still life) in that same style, with the words “life” “liberty” and “pursuit of happiness” in among the clouds. There are layers and papers beneath the stripes and stars in the house as well.
There’s two things I’m loving about mixed media. One is that it’s so much fun to uncover the picture from the layers below it, and the second is that after you’re finished, there is so much to look at afterward. The closer you look, the more you see.
While I was on the patriotic kick, I also made this little house.
I took a dollar store house I had, and covered it in music paper. Then I whitewashed over it and painted the stars and stripes. I wanted it to look “rustic” but I think I might have gone overboard. It looks a little sloppy to me.
Gen wasn’t impressed either.
Covering the dollar store house was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. It was messy and hard to get the paper where I wanted it. But, naturally, that won’t stop me from trying again. I do love to make those houses.
Both paintings can be purchased as prints or edge wrapped canvasses at Fine Art America.