04 September 2015

the brain

Awhile ago I found one of my projects from way back in art school.  The assignment was to make "an artist's toolbox".  Of course I made a brain.  There it is, under the paintings I was working on today:

abstract paintings and the artist's brain

Some of the stretchers have come in, so yesterday I was able to begin stretching the 12x12s.

verna vogel

Today I spent almost the entire day painting edges.  And I am still not finished!  I like a particular technique of layers of thin washy colour, and it takes a long time to get the colour right.  But some of these are starting to look good already.

the artist's brain

The brain is made of various types of coloured wires, an aquarium aerator, xmas lights, and plastic tub filled with water.  Plug it in and it lights up and bubbles.  Water + electricity: beautiful and potentially dangerous... like an artist's brain.


Linda Wilder Expressions said...

Hi Verna, I just wanted to thank you for your comments on my blog! means a lot to me that you take the time to look and respond. I'm not sure exactly how to reply on my bog and have it reach you so I'm doing it this way! keep up the great work!

Verna Vogel said...

You're welcome and thank you Linda! You too!