I did it, Blog! I did something artist-y! That is, I created something that I came up with myself, including some new techniques I invented myself. Woo-hoo, every once in awhile everything comes together. I can truly say the completion of my "Creation" clay painting was serendipitous from beginning to end.
So here it is, Blog! What do you think?
Well, I can't say that I didn't have some inspiration for this work. It was the clay-on-canvas creations of Gera Scott Chandler, whose stuff I just adore. It never even occurred to me that you could use polymer clay as a "painting" medium till I saw that she had done it. Seemed like the perfect venue to explore my love of organic colors and textures. So, I had this idea to use a combination of media on canvas to express the "bursting forth" of some of nature's main building blocks: sky, sea, sand, rocks, and plant life.
recently posted, I love making rocks from polymer clay. So that was Step 1, and my pal Martha assisted. I had a nice sackful of rocks ready to go. Next I sketched the plan on paper, then transferred it to card stock and made templates for the various pieces of clay. I also sketched it right on the canvas itself, which by the way is 12" by 9".
When the piece had cooled a bit, I did the final Step 9, which was glazing the water area (foam included) with two coats of Future.
And as the French magicians say when they make a lemon merigue pie appear out of nothing...voila! And like I said, Blog, I couldn't believe how (a) everything came together in less time than I ever dreamed (about seven hours), and (b) the picture turned out even better than the what-I-thought-was-highly-optimistic concept in my head. How often does that happen?
So not everything I do comes out like the three-quarters complete doll that lies in my cupboard now like a scary apparition from Hades, Blog. Once in awhile the muses and whimsical forces beyond the beyond all come together to make something lovely happen.
I like it! I even think I bizarradore it!