Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday-Winged Sylvilagus


The Rogue Speaks:

My offering this week for Whimsical Wednesday is a little painting from an exhibit called "The Body as Brush." In creating the paintings, only body parts could be used. This can be a very tricky process. The gallery sponsoring the exhibit actually got the idea for the show from me and my BFA (Best Friend Artist). I had to delete a portion of this post because dt haase asked that we keep our posts kid friendly and the technique we used is definitely not. Today's piece is painted with acrylic inks on Yupo paper, which has a plastic ground. It is kid-friendly, because the body parts used were my palm, and my lips (gently blowing the background around through a straw.) One must work very quickly and carefully when using this method, so the colors and forms don't run together and smear, creating a murky mess. The title of this piece is "Winged Sylvilagus" (winged forest hare) and is definitely a creation of whimsy. I hope you like it!

If you are interested in learning about our technique, let me know and I will send it to you in an email.

12 comments:

dthaase said...

very cool - great post

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness Judie you rock! I so love this and the story with it..great post and just because you are a Rockstar with your creative and sweetest blog ever I am giving you an award! You can collect it here

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/08/thanks-bethe-for-my-irresistibly-sweet.html

Jenny said...

Wow. How unusual. This is really neat!

Jo said...

wow! honestly this just took my breath away the second i saw it. I love this piece of work!!!

5thsister said...

your talent knows no bounds!

Karen S. said...

I'm not sure if this is more beautiful the way your dark background makes this appear, but I can't get over how cool this looks! ;)

Raw Thoughts And Feelings said...

This is an awesome piece of art, Judie. I love the color and texture of it.

THE SNEE said...

Hi Judie,

I can see you've been keeping your creative juices flowing and you are right about serendipity( one of my favorite words by the way). Here in New Hampshire the eye of the storm is headed our way this weekend. Should be interesting. I really love your offerings for Whimsical Wednesday. Crazy Creativity! I love it!

siggiofmaine said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment...I will return to more carefully look and read more of you blog...it is very interesting. Your comment suggested you may have visited Deer Isle...If you haven't, it is a wonderful place to visit and Sunshine is quaint and lovely and home to Haystack School of Art
☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine
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askcherlock said...

This is such an interesting piece. The dynamics of it are wonderful!

Sarah said...

This is my favorite piece too! But I couldn't figure out how to vote on that site!

askcherlock said...

My very favorite. I love this