It's another perfect summer day here, in the mid-70's. Thank goodness! I don't know how some of you are tolerating the record-breaking heat.
Grandson Jake has returned to his mom for the next few days before his next stay here in the country, so I managed to go take a few photos of some of my work in progress and some nearing completion which I'll share with you in the coming days.
I inserted some of my favorite checkerboard pieces in the narrow top space, and in the 3 boxes down at the bottom. Two of the bottom ones are "popped forward" by gluing a block behind them.
The detail is a little hard to see, but there is a taxidermy hoof on the left (by the hand) which is held up by old rusty horseshoe nails driven into the box. The hand may or may not be in its permanent location. The background is made from an old faded tapestry-type cloth which was cut to size and glued in.
In the bottom boxes (also still subject to change) are, from left: an African animal figure with a wax seal on twine hung around his neck; in the middle, a billiards ball in some sort of light-bulb-holder; and on right, a bone, a rusty white dried rose, and two small bottles with vintage labels.
I think the title is "Lamentations", but I am not sure yet. This definitely is not finished, but it is getting close.
I must admit this summer has not been my most productive in the studio, but there has been lots of grandson time, some golf (I am a horrible player, but I still like it), lots of gardening, projects around the property, and just plain old lazy reading days.
This month's giveaway will be a small piece of art, so stay tuned and post a comment to get into the drawing!