8×10″ print in the etsy shop, here.
The “Fireflies and Cigarettes” show is up and ready at Mace Mead Works in Dayton, WA. Thank you so much, Rachel and Taylor!! If I do say so myself, it looks fantastic, and I’m looking forward to being back there June 1st for opening night, 7-10pm.
If you can make it, do come! Great wine and great people!
Top: Casualty 3
Bottom: Casualty 2
Oh my goodness. If you are in the Dayton area, DO stop into Mace Mead Works if you’re into drinking fantastic wine. Their mead and reds are made in small batches, feature beautifully designed labels, and are super yummy. I’m kicking myself for not taking photos of their newly released syrah (the ghost) and carménère – both dead tasty and pinned with hand-pulled printed labels. Soon!!
Burn, 18×24″, pencil, ink, watercolor and fabric
I’m experimenting with something new here: involving a lighter and the bathtub (safest place I’d figured, but it definitely stunk up the apartment for a few hours!). I don’t have any pictures of the first trial, as I basically destroyed it – learning to control the flame to get just the right burnt edge is tricky! Hopefully my future trials will be more successful.
Years ago I’d make treasure maps, stain them in tea, wet, tear and burn the edges to get them all “authentic” looking, but this is the first time I’ve tried burning watercolor paper. So much glue, and paint! Hmm. Stinky.
Taking a flame to the underside of the paintings is fascinating to watch: the peach-painted skin turns first yellow, then purple – I was amazed at how much it looks like bruising! It only lasts for a few seconds, though, as it all turns to black and smoke.
Droop, same size and tools