Oh my, time flies when you're having fun!
Well, mostly fun. Sometimes fun. Most of the times, though, these experiments are fraught with me wondering if I'm doing what I need to or should do to find a way forward with my images. And the images I make will (at least some of them) become tapestry designs.
So here are some of the experiments--some wonderings along the way:
So, yesterday I began this large drawing on 300 lb watercolor paper using a couple of pieces of partially burned wood from the fire pit:
|Fire pit here at Lillian Smith Center|
|A couple of "tool for drawing" I pulled out of the fire pit.|
Here's where I left it yesterday afternoon:
This morning I decided to work with some of the acorn dye I've cooked for three days and the rust solution that's been developing over the past couple of days. I used a 22 x 30" sheet of 300 lb wt. watercolor paper to work with, taking some leaves from the yard and spraying over them with acorn dye.
|Here are leaves laid out to be sprayed with the acorn dye...|
|... and after initial spraying with dye...|
|... and now the leaves are removed and the acorn and rust mixture is added by pouring it on...|
|Here it is after working on it with a brush for a few minutes.|
|Yes, I flipped it over... in fact, I worked on it from all directions today. I kind of like it this way.|
Here's the leaf painting that I started this morning, now with earth pigment added. I need to do more work with it but like it pretty well, so far... at least, parts of it.