This weekend I made more progress on the box I began a few posts back. These photos show its evolution but in these pictures, the changes are not as dramatic as they are in real life.
For starters, let me qualify that this is the back of the box. Some might question expending this much time and effort on the back of a piece, but over time I have gotten to where I want the whole piece to illustrate the ‘story’ as much as possible.
I always seem to have doubts about where I am going with a piece before I get to this stage. I think it’s that scary initial commitment until I get rolling and then it’s just plain fun – making decisions on what stays and what goes and if it’s working for me.
I find it amusing to look down at the table top – does it really take all these supplies? I guess the answer is yes if you factor in the miscalls and miscalculations and the loads of foam and bristle brushes I go through because I don’t want to wait for them to dry when I change colors, mediums or my mind.
The above photo is a close up. This is the result of torn paper, glue, cheesecloth, paint, heat gun, molding paste and more paint. Just the effect I was after.
And below you can see most of the back panel. It actually came out like I had hoped but better than I anticipated. Does that makes sense? I hope the rest of it comes together with much the same results.
Finally, we capped off the weekend with a visit to ‘Grandpa’s’ house as my dad is known to everyone. I’m calling the following photo “Sunday Afternoon”.