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Friday, July 8, 2011

Discovery

This is a piece I did a few years ago when I was experimenting with adding CitraSolv to National Geographic magazine pages. I have a nice stash now and frequently add them to my paintings and collages. Here I've also added some gold leaf along with some copper and bronze pigments. Then I covered the entire canvas in resin. That's the glare you see on the edge of the canvas. After I finished, I thought the round piece looked like it could be a stone. The entire thing reminded me of an excavation site so I named it Discovery.

This week in the Summer of Color we are working with yellow (or shades of it). I hope to have some new pieces to show in the coming weeks. Things are finally slowing down on the landscaping and I'll be able to get back to my painting. ;)

23 comments:

Stacy Wills said...

pam, i love the look of this. i've often wanted to try covering some of my pieces in resin. do you have any recommendations?

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful, rusty and organic- I shall check out Summer of Color!

Pam Tucker said...

Stacy: Thank you! I've just sent you an email.

Lori: Hi! Thanks so much! Yes, do check it out. I think you'd like it! :)

sugar Creek said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! I love the rustyness of it and the resin! Where can I find that Citra solv???

Pam Tucker said...

Sugar Creek: Thank you! The only place I can find mine locally is at the health food stores. You can also get it online at this link: http://stampington.com/html/citrasolv.html

Bill said...

Very apt title. The round piece definitely looks like stone. Pretty awesome!

Lesley said...

This is amazing. Very organic and tactile.
x

David Allen Waters said...

puck....beautiful as always

Netty said...

Wow this really adds loads of fab dimension, must be a great product. Annette x

Gloria said...

This piece looks fabulous Pam. Lots of texture. Have a great weekend.

Noemi said...

This is something that I would hang on the wall of my living room. I love it!!
The earthly colours with the stone looking piece and the old looking writing works together as if it was meant to be that way.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is gorgeous- it looks like an ancient relic. So beautifully done!

Mandy said...

this is beautiful...its so rich in colour...xxx

J~ said...

WOW! I think this is my fave. Love it!!

Carola Bartz said...

This is exceptionally beautiful, Pam. The colors are so rich, yum.

mice_aliling said...

Ah, Pam, this is so beautiful. Unfortunately, we don't have citrasolv here in the Philippines, as most of mixed media knick knacks that you use :( I had to have most of them shipped from the US or elsewhere. I want that!!!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..just gorgeous Pam! I love the ancient feeling from this..like disocovering a time capsule and exploring the sacred contents!! So mysterious and intriguing and so beautiful! I love what you wrote i totally sense that vibe too!!
I am in love with the colors..tones..textures..the feeling..and the GLOW..like an energy coming off from it...awesome!!
Victoria

Terrie said...

Your piece is lovely - the texture, the addition of the writing and definitely the old stone (or metal) looking disc makes the whole piece. It looks like it has some shine - is it covered with gloss glaze? How large is it? Gorgeous!

Kristin said...

I. Love. This. So. Much. Absolutely amazing - and I love the technique. Thank you for sharing, xo

creatingme said...

captivating!

Pearson Report said...

How creative, Pam.

What a great way to recycle NG - they are too precious to just toss out and this is so amazing.

I see so much in this piece - angels, the galaxy, planets, explosions of solar energy - it's very energizing - truly a brilliant piece of creation.

I just so enjoy your site - the energy and life that flows off the page is like getting my batteries recharged.

Cheers, Jenny

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you all! I really appreciate your comments. I'm working on some new pieces that I hope to post soon.

Pearson Report: Jenny, A special thanks to YOU! I always love it when you stop by. :)

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! This is awesome! The texture and colors give it such a rustic and vintage feel.