Monday, March 30, 2015

"Before Morning Coffee"

24x30x1.5", mixed media on canvas

So this one has something that hasn't appeared in a painting of mine before: Sewing things to the canvas. I found some strips of wood and sewed them to the surface using thick thread. I then put gel medium over the wood and thread on the front, and also coated the thread on the back so it would stay put. This painting also has some of that mattress ticking that I love.

I think the title came out of a casual conversation: "This looks energetic, like it happened before morning coffee!" But that worked as a title, partly because it's a fairly energetic painting, but also because a lot of the brown is coffee colored, and I've seen coffee used as a stain on paintings.