Friday, May 28, 2010

Like Mushrooms on the Beach

Orange Umbrellas, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 36
Elizabeth W. Seaver


Life is good, but it's busy.  I have a full complement of students, a show I'm wrapping up to hang June 7 and a mural that must be finished by June 18.  I've really had my head down and my nose to the grindstone.  (Don't let my talk fool you.  I've got the best job in the world!)

Here are progress photos on the public art panel I've been working on just at the collaging stage.  I'm going to have to bring out the BIG EASEL for the painting process.  You all remember Crocodile Dundee...."That's not an easel.......THIS is an easel."

Getting started.  The panel has a backing of thin plywood with mdf on top.  I'm gluing the papers down with matte medium.  In the background you can see the faithful metal easel, only inadequate for this particular project.


Putting in the last piece.  I'm wearing my favorite Torpedo Factory t-shirt which says, "Go to your studio and make stuff."

Stay tuned...

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13 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

THANK YOU for sharing a bit of the process - I'm alway so afraid of 'glue'! Please also show the Big Easel.... And I want one of those T-shirts, too!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi Kelley! When I wrestle the big bad easel to my studio, I will show it! The t-shirt, alas, is all sold out. I bought the last one.

Linda Popple said...

I'd like to see all those orange umbrellas on a real beach!

Too bad there aren't more t-shirts. I think a LOT would be sold just from seeing you in one! :-)

Anna said...

Arent you glad you did all those paintings on wood for your LT show? Serendipitous preparation for you public panel!

Michelle Smith said...

Looks like you're having fun! Busy is good.

lilasvb said...

sounds great and nice!

Celeste Bergin said...

I'm liking the big huge collage project--thanks for sharing the process. The umbrellas in a row is very appealing. Wonder why it is about the umbrella that makes us all happy? Happy Protection, I guess.

Shot 'n' Show said...

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Kerri Settle said...

Thanks for sharing this peek into your work. Don't go cross-eyed from all that collaging! It seems like a very involved process and I always like where your projects end up.

Cathyann said...

Hey, Girl....go get em,
I love that analogy to Crocodile Dundee.LOL
I am very busy too....ttyemail.
Best....keep cool this weekend!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Love the color. The primaries always work! -J

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

AWESOME Elizabeth! Wish I were there! Do you teach out of Liberty Station?

Barbara M. said...

Hi Elizabeth,
So impressive. I just love your work.

Take care,

Barbara