Many years ago I created mixed-media pieces that incorporated patterned backgrounds created with recycled material with the images of chairs on reclaimed wood (the series was called 'heART blox'). It was one of many incarnations of chairs that I painted for over 10 years, and one that I enjoyed immensely. Now that I've been able to incorporate layers of colour and pattern through the use of spray paint, ink and paint with animals, wildflowers, portraits, and canoes (and most recently a church), I decided to give it a try with the chairs. For the largest piece i decided to create a wall-paper type backgrounds and with the others, which range in sizes from 6x6 to 10x10 inches, I just threw stencils down as usual and dripped and splattered paint and ink and I'm really pleased with the results.
I have also finished a batch of graffiti-inspired ornaments in two sizes which I'm really loving. As I was working on them, I hung several in the evergreen in the front garden to dry after I varnished them and another batch on the sandstone cherry bush in the back and they looked so pretty. Who needs Christmas in order to decorate?
They have all just been delivered to Evanescence Gallery in High River...and if you venture out to that beautiful hamlet you may be surprised by a viewing of the filming of 'Tin Star' or 'Heartland'.