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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Story continues...The Danada Herd
Dreams and Visions...something we all can do and have done and still continue to do I hope....
working in the studio on this piece... size is 36 x 48
a pile of papers...created just for this piece and not all of them did I use...wasn't sure what I would be called to use but I had the palette ready.
They my old ways of cutting out my own stencils....and brings back the years I started my creative business of painting on t-shirts....do you all remember that...we were crafting out behinds off making designs on t-shirts....and I had sales in my home and people would come over and buy them...oh that was when the twins were under 4 years old and the others two gals were about 5 and 3...oh the memory is shot but you get the idea I'm sure.
I've showed this on the blog before so forgive the repeat but now that the piece is done I wanted to show the process...After drawing out the primitive horse silhouette I then scanned it and use the computer to make it in different sizes...now after finishing this piece I want to go and make one bigger then I have now...silly always stuck in the What if mode of creating. Happy place though.
At this point I coat the papers so I can make sure things tack down well...especially on the canvas being it's kind of buckles and bow's...I want some good areas so the fusion melts really good with the tack iron.
By having the different sizes of the horse stencil I can cut them out so that it helps with perspective an this flat 2-D surfaces.
cutting out the mane and tails piece after I tacked them down...learned my lesson later when I put more on.
I have these few of the head tacked down now I need to add the effect of the winds whirling and the snow kicking up and them in the middle of it all.
A gray glazing when on and I wiped some off and left area where it was on more...to add to the effect i wanted.
The next layer of papers need to go on...I repeat my papers from the upper right corner where it says Visions...my palette I'm pulling from.
More layers of papers were added...bring in the red and blue across the center ever so gently...
So this is when I spent bout three hours, well maybe a bit less cutting out the next row of horse and cutting the bits of paper for the manes and tails...got smart and tacked the piece all down before I put them on the canvas...made it a lot easier.
Close up the row of horse and I use a few stencils to create the effect of snow that kind of piles up in the pasture...
Here's my finished piece...I have to say I'm attached to this one...when I dropped it off at the photographers, so I could get a few prints of it...I really had a hard time letting go of it and leaving it there. I just picked it up yesterday so it's really great to see it...I'm wanting to purchase a nice black frame for it...I usually don't do that for my big piece because of the cost...but the relationship I've had with the process of creation is so...so... hard to explain... I know I'm happy with how I executed it and how it turned out...the journey has been a wonderful time...and more I'm sure will come. sharing with you my New Favorite Piece..." The Danada Herd" 36 x 48 collage on canvas.