Thursday, September 28, 2006

J'ai fini

A few weeks ago, I met a lovely lady named Wilma at the Art Bites gallery in Waterloo Town Square. She had a selection of paintings on display, and one work of particular interest had been covered with a mammoth coat of clear resin. She was good enough to send me the product details (thanks Wilma!) and I finally found the time to use the goop this past weekend.

EnviroTex Lite is a two part resin that's primarily used to protect wood surfaces. It couldn't be any simpler than "measure, mix, pour" but I was a little wary of dumping it over my mixed media work on paper, especially since the materials were water soluble. With fingers crossed, I sprayed the work with a matte sealant, mounted it onto its plywood frame, and poured away. Et la voila! J'ai fini! I also used the same treatment for this piece, and the two look quite fantastic side by side. Pencil crayon, Speedball ink, acrylic paint and a whole lotta EnviroTex Lite on paper/plywood. What shall I call this one?

2 comments:

  1. Sean Flinn8:38 PM

    Hey Mare,

    Sue and I are hyped that you have new work, a new show, on the way. Your goodly husband mentioned it. Cool!

    The new work looks amazing on the monitor. Looks like a few different applications of paint going on and I enjoyed reading about EnviroTex Lite. I love material discussions.

    Sue and I are noodling with some ideas for the piece. I keep focusing on that round form and thinking 'September Rising,' but that sounds dramatic. Hmmm, let me work on that.

    Love,

    Sean

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  2. Hey Fleen,
    I'm so glad you like! This one was a bit of a beast to scan...the plywood frame is almost 3 inches inch thick so I had to leave the scanner lid open. (Someday I'll take real photos of everything.)

    The show (Guelph Arts Festival) finishes on Oct. 22nd but I'm hoping a few goodies will be left over for your visit in November. My goodly husband and I can't wait to see you two again...

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