Thursday, August 20, 2009

Island Thoughts

Island Thoughts #1
7"h x 5"w

Island Thoughts #2
7"h x 5"w

I think I must be really overdue for a vacation. All of my work is starting to look like a travelogue. These pieces were an experiment in combining my new glaze/wash technique with painted cloth. The colors are reminiscent of the beauty of the Caribbean islands, hence the title.

I am still on the fence about whether or not they need some stitching. I think this series will remain as is, but maybe I'll try a new series next that uses stitching as an additional line element. Always experimenting is what keeps my time in the studio exciting.

2 comments:

Von said...

I'm just loving your color selections...so have you come across the Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pens yet? I'm starting to play with them.

Rebecca said...

Oh, I love those Sharpie paint pens. They also have them water based, although they are getting hard to find. Love the new work, Karen, and my vote is, STITCHING! (are you surprised??)