Monday, July 16, 2007


Photo Transfer comprises a great part of this project. Some images are from historic journals, and some of my artwork copied to the printer then used as a transfer. Transferring photos is tricky and patient work. Be prepared for the image not to do what you wanted. I am getting a lot of practice (which I wanted). I need as much practice in the photography department. This isn't completed. Some of the imagery tells the tale of the disappearance of the great Bison from the Plains. Indians used Buffalo's for food, clothing, and they made their teepee's from the hide...many other uses from the buffalo kept the Indians supplied. The train and railroad brought Easterners to the Plains and a great waste of a Prime commodity. This image doesn't show the details. For instance the "eyes" of the Buffalo show the bones of their over hunted carcass. And images of their uses are given.
The plan is to use rusty barb wire for the "trail". I am building a shadowbox frame. I didn't have any acrylics (but this has been remedied) so for this composition I used oils and they are slow to dry!


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Washes and Transfers

This piece has a LOT happening in it. Not just techniques but subject matter. It needs more, but I wanted to look at it from this perspective and see what comes to me. This is done on canvas. Ink washes a couple of transfers and painting with acrylics. I am after a ghostly effect. I might be able to add some plum instead of more black and maybe that will highlight just a bit more.
We shall see....
If you would like to contribute a suggestion....:-)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Image Transfers

Practicing image transfers. They can be tricky! Moon Bathing is 2 image transfers, inks, and sponging inks.