Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Experimenting


I've been playing with acrylic gouache and unusual surfaces lately. It started with this old wooden cutting board I found. Then I did this quick study on the spine of an old book from a resale shop. After all of the digital stuff I've been doing it's scary and fun to use real paints and brushes again! I have paintings in progress on the front and back cover of that book and another one on a small framed slate chalk board. The temptation to spend all of my time on them is strong, but deadlines are keeping me away for the time being. I'll post them when they're finished, unless they look bad, then we'll pretend this never happened!

6 comments:

Peggy Collins said...

This is really cool patrick!

amanda said...

omg patrick very very cool!! i love how used materials bring our textured surfaces.... it is the breath of life.... wow thanks would love to see more. and will show you aftern I do a test. Thinking i will need several tests ---

amandashepherd :)

mary said...

wow, Patrick this is very inspiring! You've got me wanting to get my hands messy....and I have a free afternoon. Thanks for the heads up at pbaa

maryp

Stephen Aitken said...

Oooooh! Love that texture Patrick. The pubisher may want to reissue this book when they see your work on it.

Janet said...

Cool! Have you seen "A River of Words"? Melissa Sweet used a box of old books from a library sale and painted on them and incorporated them into her collages. Beautiful.

P Girouard said...

No, but I'm going to look it up right now. I've always been interested in incorporating collage into my artwork and I love her stuff. I'm teaching a class right now where families make their own book together and I'm using "Carmine, A Little More Red" in it.