Thursday, June 2, 2016

Temple Attendants


It's been awhile since I posted here, it seems so easy to get carried away with life, forgetting the priorities and habitual joys that have defined it until, like Wile E. Coyote, I looked down and saw my trajectory had taken me off the cliff and into space. My feet forgot somewhere along the past weeks that they were no longer touching "ground".

On a vacation visit to Lake Crescent, Washington, recently, Jim and I stayed in accommodations near the lake, enjoying a few days of rest.  Jim got some nice photography time in, and I tried out a new sketchbook I'd ordered, designed for wet media.  It sucked.  The sizing on and in the paper was so water-resistant, the watercolors slid around and nearly came off the surface again with each paint stroke. Hmm.  What to do with this book? Oh, yeah, mixed media! Or, whatever wonderful wet media I love to play with.  So this sub-standard book has become a perfect place to practice collage and acrylic painting techniques.  

Or acrylic ink stamping. Or whatever.  I refer to this study as "Temple Attendants".  Not sure what their story is. It's waiting to be written.

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  1. This definitely has a story beneath it - can't wait to read it! (or see more paintings)

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    1. Kerry, I think there may be a series in them! Stay tuned.

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  2. It looks like a book illustration to me, Elsbeth! Wonderful image. I just can see the story developing... I hope you had a good mini-break, it sounds so lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Natalia, I so hope so. We'll see!

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  3. What a great way to turn around substandard material. I love the shadows and perspective in this,

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Joyce. The shadows were fun to do, and always quite challenging!

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