Thursday, March 28, 2013

Work in Progress


The flicker of an idea for this piece started when I found this wonderful 19th century map of London on Google images. I printed it out enlarging it 200% and used matte medium to affix it to an old composition board that I found lying around the garage studio.




 I used four stencils from Mary Beth Shaw's Stencil Girl -
 the 9x12 "Web" and the 6x6 "Web", "Gears" and "Rafters".


And one from Artistcellar's "Cathedral" series, 
I painted  with my palette of  Liquitex acrylics in 
Red Oxide, Unbleached Titanium and Noir Black.


A few squirts of Ranger's Adirondack Butterscoth Color Wash  gave a nice vintage feel. 
Once it was dry I began to play with positioning 
a few collage elements and embellishments,


 including this old CD that looks like a vintage clock,


and a handful of various gears. Not finished yet,
 but a promising start.  I'll keep you posted!

6 comments:

  1. nice!
    i like the idea of the CD with a clock face ... did you collage the clock image on to it? or was that the image on the CD when you got it? (i have a million old cds and was thinking this might be a good use for them?)

    love it.

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    1. Rebeca - The CD came that way - it was a discard from the library. I've been playing around with the piece and tried some other things in place of the CD, Not sure yet what the final outcome will be.
      Erin

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  2. It looks good so far ~ I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    1. Bobbie - Me neither! Sometimes the finished piece ends up totally different from what I first conceived
      Erin.

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  3. wow!....looks amazing.
    Love those "flickers" of an idea that blaze into Glory.

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    1. Lisa - And I know you have plenty of them!
      Erin

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