Mighty Like a Rose

Rose Mighty

I’ve been working on this painting over the past few months, the work a bit more strung out than usual because of summer traveling, guests and home construction. This is our cat, Rose.

I caught her on our patio, meowing for attention. From a snapshot, I added a background that suited Rose in her royal glory.

This is still not quite finished, but close.

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The 7 Year Scream

Golden Screamers7 year screamYesterday’s Longmont 2nd Arts Friday was great, many old & new visitors came by to view and chat about my work.

During the event, I played with some specialty papers that I’ve been intrigued with, but didn’t know what to do with. I tried gluing them to sturdier watercolor paper and printing some stencils (in this case, stencils from Meet the Screamers) on the gilded portions.

On the first try, I used adhesive spray to hold the stencil in place, but that pulled away the gilded surface when the stencil was removed. I then tried with no adhesive, and it worked much better.

To the left is a recent mono print “The 7 Year Scream”, combining vintage cinema and politics.