Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pearl

This is 'Pearl'. I had found this image and saved her because her face reminded me of my Mother. She sat in my files for a long time. Then one day my brother Michael, who is an artist as well as an art teacher, was over. He comes from time to time and helps me by looking at my work and making suggestions. One thing he talks about that I don't do is frame my work. A lot of my canvases are large and they have things going off the edges, so framing is just not something I do. So he mentioned it again, and my mind started going. I mentally shifted thru my stash and remembered this image. She is very vintage-y and I thought that framing her in a broken frame could be sort of cool. She also seemed to need pearls. So I found some textured paper that i painted and partially covered with modeling paste and painted that too. Wonderful stuff modeling paste. Then I just started gluing pearls in swirls. Yup, I did them one at a time. Needless to say 'Pearl' took a long time to be born. So today (hopefully) I figured out how to put the picture in the middle of the post. We'll see when I'm done talking and push the button!! And I started adding some links. More will come.
Peace

4 comments:

Eileen said...

Mary, Pearl is wonderful!!!!! I can't believe that you added each pearl by hand. You deserve a big round of applause........again WONDERFUL....

Eileen

Dawn said...

Mary, pearls take a long time to be formed in the sea, so it is fitting that there beauty on land be showcased the way you have, the time and effort you put in to this piece really shows, PEARL is delightful, you should be really proud of yourself xxxx

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

Absolutely love this piece. What a unique way to "frame" it — the frame just sets it apart and ties in so well to what the piece says to me. Great job!

Erzsabet said...

Pearl is really good! I found your blog by accident and I especially love your Demon Shrine. Would you mind if I added a link to your site from mine?
Thanks, Nia.