Freehand Friday: Detail

May 17, 2019 § 2 Comments

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Pond Wednesday: Acrobat

May 15, 2019 § Leave a comment

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Here’s to a week of stretching and enhancing our talents. ~ xo Pierr

 

Freehand Friday: “The Chicken And The Egg”

March 1, 2019 § 16 Comments

Since the 1st century philosophers puzzling cause and effect have wondered – which came first, the chicken or the egg? Recently, in our 21st century, physicists have shown that in parallel universes of quantum physics, the chicken AND the egg can both come first.

The art I share today is my whimsical glimpse into one such universe and what could be going on there at this very moment.BAC-PierrMorgan3I used gouache (goo-wash) and ink in a resist technique. Thinking backwards, I paint pattern first to stain the paper…BAC-PierrMorgan…then general colors over the pattern, leaving the paper blank where I want a black line.BACbkground4The scene fills in this way with more details and general color over them. I tape the piece to the bottom of an enamelware pan (waterproof) with Artist Tape (blue painter’s tape works as well)…BAC-tape-pierrmorgan…then cover the foreground and borders with black waterproof ink (Higgins “Black Magic” is my fav).BAC-inked-pierrmorganThen I let water from the kitchen faucet run over it. Water beating on the piece dissolves the paint which pushes the ink off itself, leaving a stain of color – and ink – where the paper was blank or where gouache wasn’t painted thick enough to resist the ink. This allows for surprise and that ‘happy accident’ which I love. The painting is usually a potato chip after this step, so I blow dry it flat again, then remove the tape.BAC-rinsed-pierrmorganFinal touch-ups are easy because gouache is opaque and will cover excess ink, or colors I might decide I want to brighten or change.BACbabychick-pierrmorganFor that Medieval illuminated manuscript look, metallic watercolor from Daniel Smith Art Supply in Seattle works wonders.BAC-Feb13-1Tonight – March 1, 2019 – the group show, Chickens: Birds of a Feather, opens at TAP (The Art Project), a gallery on Bainbridge Island, WA. The show is up through March 31.PierrMorgan-ChickenAndEggThanks for attending my first “Freehand Friday.” My plan is to share something of my art process with you each week, to motivate me to keep on creating more and more new drawings and paintings. Ba-BOK! xo ~ Pierr

Thank You!

February 14, 2019 § 2 Comments

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For all your follows and all your likes – your Elevated Hearts – THANK YOU!! May you lavish your Self this special day…all year long! ~ xo Pierr

Pond Wednesday: JAN 23

January 23, 2019 § 8 Comments

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Hmmm. Piano keys…sound score…equalizer…frozen hieroglyphics…

Have an imaginative week! ~ xo Pierr

Pond Wednesday: 2019

January 2, 2019 § 8 Comments

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New Year Visions ~ not as predictions exactly, more like post cards to myself ~ written notes, paintings, collages of where I wish to be as if I’m already there, who or what I’m with, and what I’m doing. The colors, scents, tastes, sounds, and tactility of the days and nights all through this new year…

Have a wonderful New Year week! ~ xo Pierr

 

Pond Wednesday – Nov 7

November 7, 2018 § 2 Comments

Ducks in a row . . . er, almost there.PondWed-Nov7

Keep on paddling.  xo ~ Pierr

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