Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lynne Perrella's work. Could stare at it for hours. Her work makes me shake. That shaking feeling is what made me realize that I wanted to be an artist. Nothing but art makes me feel that way. It's like being seduced by a new lover. Back to the painting.... This actually began as an experiment inspired by one of Jane Davies techniques where you dip a pipe cleaner in ink and feather it across the page and then scrape various colors of paint over the top with a credit card. Great idea! All my attempts looked like crap. Sigh. I put the papers away for a while and recently dug them out to see if I had any ideas. The I took another look at Lynne Perrella's series based on Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and some ideas took off. Stencil's and tar gel and t-shirt transfer paper, oh my! It was great fun and I'm really happy with it.