I thought it might be interesting for you to see how a work develops for me. So today I will show you a bit of one work as it started, and then tomorrow, how it ended up.
The first photo above shows a wonderful black piece of very odd-shaped wood given to me by friend Kim. I remember ooohhhing and aaahhing when I saw it, but it sat for nearly a year before I figured out what to do with it. The dominoes were not on it but I had just decided to put them on (again using Golden gel medium). The box above it has Oriental writing on the sides and that seemed in some way to go with the black. Inside the box, I put a piece of old cardboard with Chinese characters written on it, and pulled out an old torn oval mat to try (both saved by pack rat friend Marlene who always saves the very best stuff for me) .
The second photo shows where things went next. Part of the black wooden black piece was removable, and it came off the bottom (where the natural wood color shows) and moved to the top of the piece where it would eventually be fastened. I screwed the box to the "L" brackets that were on top of the black piece to start tying the piece together.
Tomorrow you'll see the rest of the story and the finished piece!
I just found out I'll be teaching at Art and Soul again this October in Portland, OR. They host events around the country, so visit their website: www.artandsoulretreat.com .
Off to the studio. Have a fun weekend!