Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NOT EXACTLY ANNE BAGBY!


THE CLAN #6

THE CLAN #6 DETAIL

This is the 6th painting in my series The Clan.  I received my new DVD from Creative Catalyst with Anne Bagby making grunge books.  This was my attempt to create something like what she was doing.  It doesn't look that much like what she was doing, but that is fine.  There is only one Anne Bagby so the most I can hope for is to be inspired by her amazing creativity and take some of the ideas and techniques and make them my own.  We have to be ourselves....everyone else is taken!  Anyway, I had a so much fun cutting and gluing and slopping diluted gesso over the mess and adding more.  Some of the techniques I used that came from the 3 DVD's I have by Anne were: Newspaper and magazine words cut and pasted, some of the deli papers I had previously printed were also glued down and lots of diluted gesso over each layer and using a sponge brayer to roll over scrap-booking stencils.    

When I get the time, I think I would like to make a grunge book.  In the meantime, I will be scouting the library donations for something that will be suitable.

10 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You never fail to surprise me with your scope, Myrna. And to have fun doing it at the same time? Wow! Kind of intrigued by the print of the faces up top; a different approach but those faces sure pop!

. said...

I like this one, it has a lot of texture to it and I love it when text can be worked in to a art piece. This has been really neat to follow and see how you have re created same subject in so many different ways.

Judy Grupp Studio said...

I think your work is fabulous. I love Anne Bagby too! You have captured the essence of her style, but it is still all yours.

Jane ferguson said...

I love this one Myrna.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Love this Myrna. Makes me think of the Rolling Stones or the Beatles...matured granddads looking back on their rock and roll days. Really great piece!

RH Carpenter said...

You're amazing! Taking something very new and creating something that works - a successful and interesting piece, definitely. I like the idea of them being older rock stars looking back :) ha ha

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, Your sense of adventure is wonderful to watch! I think your study of design really contributes to your success at experimenting. I find it exciting to see what new heights you'll take portraiture to!

Joyfulartist said...

You are amazing in your continual quest for new approaches to art. You never stagnate but are always exciting and full of adventure. I look forward to your blog everyday.

Melissa said...

These are amazing. I have been wanting to step out of my own comfort zone and do some experimenting...thanks for the inspiration.

Meera Rao said...

Oh, the texture in this painting!!! Loves the colors and composition too :)

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