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.