July 25, 2006

The Flip Side...


So there I was, sorting through stacks of ink smeared rice paper squares, looking for a combination of values that would work best on the canvas I planned to use... ummmm... waitaminute! This looks interesting, but it's the back side of the square. Whoa! This is perfect! Raw material for just what I've been wanting to do... very soft, whitish kind of thing. The image above shows the darker 'right' side and the others are evidence of my new find. Stay tuned, this is looking very promising!

After some delay, I finally got an appt with an Orthopedic doc. The shoulder is doing fine except when I forget and hike up my jeans too fast, or try to tie my apron behind my back, or take off a t-shirt over my head... after a few moments of shooting flames I'm am fine again. I'm actually getting pretty good using the mouse with my left hand since the whole right arm tires so easily. I' m glad to get an appt before I leave for NOLA Thursday, wasn't looking forward to a one-handed drive, and J won't be able to make the trip.

Speaking of aprons, here's the one with the most longevity, a prize winner (literally was part of the prize) from a student exhibition at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. That was waaay back in time. But I love this apron... even painted my name tag on for those painting times when identification is a plus.

5 comments:

harold hollingsworth said...

I once flipped an already stretched canvas over once when upon turning it over I noticed that the bleeding on the backside was far more interesting than my forced attempts at the accidental on the front. No rules, no fear, just art!

Ed Maskevich said...

I second what Harold is saying. On the shoulder, there is an old wive's tale..."keep it warm and keep it moving" I had terrible arthritis in my knee (I eventually had a total knee replacement) and following this rule helped immensely.

KJ said...

I tend to favor old wive's tales, but the contradictions re: advice is world wide on the web... ice and rest vs warm and moving, ferinstance. I'll ask the sports doc this morning and report back.

Martha Marshall said...

I'm staying tuned! Those are going to be fun to play around with. And love the apron.

Steven LaRose said...

What is so funny is that I first thought the advice "keep it warm and keep it moving" was for painting! It made sense. Flip your paintings like cooking food.