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Mama Do.

August 30th, 2010 Posted in creating, mediums

Summertime, ahhh!  Time to rejoice in the fabulous weather and time do all the things I didn’t have time to do during the school year, right?  Wrong.  It is time to entertain three active young girls in various play-dates, activities, projects and family outings.  I can’t say I have had much time to make my art works, let alone endeavor to start up some of my new ideas, of which I have many:)  Instead of launching my sewing projects and biting off a chunk of marketing tasks, I have been called upon to be the Mama Do. I am not really complaining, only wishing there was more time get it all done before I am swept away with lesson plans and school obligations. I have something to show for my time though, as my garden starts to produce the sweet and acidic tomatoes that are a testament to homegrown hard work.

The art things I have made this summer are in there own sphere, not unlike all my work yet- super textural and rich with color.  But they are distinctly different and hopefully more approachable for the tentative buyer. I am in love with Golden’s Hard Molding Paste.  It mixes so deliciously with acrylic paint to create a buttery, thick and soft matte on the surface of the canvass.  I have been removing the paste and paint as much as laying it on, scraping away at the milky top layer to reveal the under painting. With the garden as my muse and the paste the medium …Here are some pictures for you to peruse the fruits of my labor.

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