I never procrastinate on a piece, but I must have on this one. It sat in the studio incomplete for months. A curator saw it and asked for it for a botanical exhibition, and I shrugged it off. Just not wanting to put a couple hours into the completion, too tight, or just wanting to do other things. I generally finish all pieces within a few days.
This is a floral similar to Poppy Pour on archival paper measuring approximately 30" x 22". I have shown the full sheet of paper and I have used almost the full sheet.
This is framed for the exhibition. This will be for Sale at the conclusion of the exhibition, unframed. The area I would expose through the opening in a mat or frame would be approximately 28" x 20".
So many options for framing, so enjoy that process.
This is a mixed media in which I start out with an acrylic pour with golden/bronze, rust, purple, and ocher. I map out my drawing of two iris blooms. One of my favorite paint materials to use is gesso, for a multitude of reasons. I used gesso and colored the area a golden yellow and stamped that area with a variety of tools and my favorite square small block. Love the texture that the stamping reveals. I added papers, some of which I went in with a gold pen and did repetitive designs. Then to the iris, using acrylic paints, marker and pencil.
Always stepping back to view the overall composition.
Enjoy, bring the garden inside.