Saturday, November 30, 2013

Syd and Blue 2

Syd and Blue 2
I have been out of touch with this blog for a couple of weeks, not because I haven't done any art,  I have, but I have been working testing first graders for the Everett SD gifted program.  I tested about 550 students and working full time for those eight days did me in.  I also caught a cold.  I have been away from school germs for awhile now and being back around them....well  I caught what is going around.

Several months ago I did my first Syd and Blue piece.  I have a strong attachment to this horse and bird. Several people have suggested that a children's book could evolve from the horse and bird relationship. Perhaps?  I did try something new for the final finish.  An art friend told me about Dorland's Wax Medium. It is mainly for oil painting but I thought I would give it a try to see how it works with mixed media.  I am hopeful that it will solve the problem of signature pages sticking together.

7 comments:

Claudia Mazzie-Ballheim said...

I love how you've created a "horse of a different color" by layering the papers -- I'm assuming the papers are underneath and he's transparent? Or is he under the papers?

Connie Rose said...

Words can't describe how much I love this piece -- it might be the circles. Although everything just works. And yes, I had the "horse of a different color" thought as soon as I saw it, too. Others are using Dorland's wax medium on acrylics, I've seen it mentioned in a couple of books. Let us know how it works for you. Have a great weekend, John. Sorry about your cold!

tgarrett said...

I do love this too John! Great spread- love the colors and the pattern and of course the horse and bird. I am curious about the wax medium- I don't know anything about that.

Jacki Long said...

Glad you're back and hope you're feeling full strength soon.
This is just wonderful, magical and perfect! Can you tell I love it?

Catherine R said...

Was looking for Syd and Blue #1 when I re-found Armadillo Nightmare in January - that was hilarious!

ingridp said...

Circles!!!!!!

apaperbear said...

Where have I been? You're on fire John! This is wonderful I wonder how the wax medium worked?