Friday, January 30, 2009

Little Resin Tags

Studio Time, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

While I had been drawing in sketchbooks and making prints and working in resin for a long time before, I had never really tried to express my ideas through paint. I was so pleased with the results of these little tags!
My favorite is on the far left. The title is "A Chaste Landscape." I had read that exposed arms were symbolic of chastity in a book I had of Christian symbolism in art. (After learning about the hidden symbolism in old master's paintings and prints, I became a little obsessed with finding the hidden meanings in EVERYTHING!)
The tags have several layers of paint and resin on them, and are a little less than 1/8" thick. I love the way the resin creates a warm depth to the images. I wish I could make it a little less unruly, however - the backs have lots of drips and dribbles on them!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

In Progress

I am working on several paintings right now. I don't usually think of myself as a painter, but as a printmaker. I find that my paintings are very detailed sketches for future prints and other projects - I never really think of them as the final product.