Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Newish paintings..

I made a series of trees, the paintings start with a collage of news paper images, it's then gessod over , then a thin layer of greyish tones is applied, I then paper mache the 3-d tree's, and once they are dry I either collage more images on top, or spray paint layers of color which I then finish off with acrylic textures. The first two are collaged, made for my friend Margaret and George. The other series of trees were for the show at the biddle gallery. In this post I've also included a finished Seahore painting. Water colors on acrylic. And lastly some holiday themed felt friends, a snow man with a roving nose. a gingerbread person, and my first attempt at lose felt (roving) sculpture, which resulted in a kinda strange looking penguin friend.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tree Slaughter

My dad recently became obsessed with the Jib Jab video "Tree Slaughter". As seen here,

I decided to make him a maquette of the final tree, He is not yet finished, i'm working on a mini tree skirt, and baby presents to go under the tree. He is 11 inches tall. I will post better lit images upon his completion.