Pages sponged with left over acrylics,collaged with dictionary pages and other papers, packing tape transfers, stenciling and text printed on tracing paper (it really DOES disappear when you glue it down.)
This week's prompts were Full Moon and Lunacy. the words to the song Paper Moon immediately came to me, and i went from there.
Began with a coat of black gesso (I LOVE black gesso) then a thin coat of blue acrylic for the sky. the moon face is from a digital piece I recently completed, layered between a circle of sacred geometry (Google it, it's beautiful) and a wax paper circle lightly drybrushed with white acrylic.The "cardboard sea" is collaged from a gelli print.
With his wife and two daughters close by, David spends his days in a sun drenched studio filled with Classical and Americana music, french press coffee, books and patchouli. But some days he prefers to paint in the quiet, inspired by the sparrows, wrens and chickadees living at his window. It is here that he creates images that transport you from what you see into that sometimes faraway place of what you feel and what you believe – and his wish is that the viewer look long enough to walk away with a renewed sense of hope.
Let your eyes search his paintings and may you be blessed as you find a place to rest, hope for your heart, light for the darkness…and continue on…as we stumble on…this journey together down Redemption Road.
These are my interpretations of his style, and it was a joy to create them.
I printed the lyrics and cut them our, then did screen captures of Bowie from Google Images --so many different faces--and collaged them onto my pages. a little inking and some green tissue and voila' two prompts in one!
My book is a Moleskine hard cover journal/sketchbook that I picked up at the gift shop at Falling Water, the Frank Lloyd Wright house where I volunteered last year (and will again when it reopens to the public next spring.
It has some sketches printed it it, of the house and the grounds. Some I will keep as is, or journal on them, and some I will collage and paint over.
I covered it with gesso--then stenciled and painted, and collaged the words. It still needs a coat of matte medium to seal it.
The second week's prompts are: What we will say YES and NO to this year.
The red bits and star are from a mail art envelope from my mail friend, Honi, and the grid paper was found in a library book. The background is black and white gesso over collaged book pages. Next time I will cover the collaged papers with clear gesso before adding the white or black.
I'm a first timer here at Journal 52, and with that in mind, my Phrase for 2016 (because a single word didn't quite sat it) is "just try it." So, I am Just Trying : Journal 52, using my art stuff instead of just buying and collecting for Someday, coping with Type II diabetes, getting more exercise, and a host of other things from my Someday list. Wish me luck! Here is my first page for 2016.
Robert Kushner (born 1949, Pasadena, CA) is an American contemporary painter who is known especially for his involvement in Pattern and Decoration. He has been called "a founder" of that artistic movement.In addition to painting, Kushner creates installations in a variety of mediums, from large-scale public mosaics to delicate paintings on antique book pages.