I also thought about naming this post When Everything Goes Wrong on a Deadline...
I'm in the process of preparing for a two person show that is set to hang on February 2nd. Things were going well - too well. I had my images selected, printed, and even partially prepared when life decided I needed to up my game. A family medical crisis, an ER trip, a doggie health scare, and an out of town photoshoot have exceeded the bounds of my dance card. Que the Queen music in the background. I'm not sure if the song should be Under Pressure or The Show Must Go On.
|Rene painting tiny details|
I've been trying to push myself while working toward the February show. To that end, here is the start of Baubles:
I'm trying to see if I can find new methods of combing my photography with more painterly qualities. The image was glued to a cradled birch board and coated with several layers of encaustic medium. I made some gestural marks around the pearls and filled them with white oil paint. On the left hand side I carved out wavy lines using a notched metal sculpture tool. Then I added layers of wax to build up an accretion effect. Now I'm trying to figure out my next step. I have 2 very distinct sides and need to figure out how to unify them. That's the nice thing about having so many pieces in process right now. I can walk away from this one and take some time to think about it.
Here's a preview of one of the images that will be in the show: If you are in the Lexington, KY area during the month of February, come check it out! Our opening party will be on Friday February 15th from 5 to 8 pm.
|Life of the Party|
You know when this greets you at the front door, it's going to be an amazing location:
I love it when models are multi-talented. Look what awesomely decayed location Kiersten suggested:
|Props on location|