Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Art Gone Wild 2010

I knew when I signed on for this exhibit that I would enjoy creating works for it. I don't think there exists a more powerful and endless source of creativity than we can find in nature. Last night, without much thought, I just decided I wanted to work with beeswax. I haven't done beeswax collage for awhile, and the little crock of hardened wax and quilting iron were calling to me (even before the glass of wine!). I stayed up way too late because once I started, I didn't want to stop. The result of my late night was these three beeswax collage canvasses. FYI, for those who may wonder, I used regular children's crayons to tint the wax. The process is so satisfying, from the aroma of hot beeswax to the flow of colors as they melt and move, to the composition, I just can't wait to make a few more tonight.

happiness once there
beeswax collage
6 x 6 deep set canvas



went away
beeswax collage
6 x 6 deep set canvas



they hold the key
beeswax collage
6 x 6 deep set canvas


Unfortunately, while my work will be on display with my fellow artists, I will miss the opening day event on June 5, which includes some very cool demos. I would encourage anyone who has some free time on June 5 and lives in the Albany, NY area to stop by. The Five Rivers nature preserve is worth the visit on any day, and the demos just add to a great day out for both kids and adults

8 comments:

Createology said...

Kerri these are simply stunning in their composition and colors. I can only imagine that in person they are breathless. Art exhibiting is definitely pleasing your muse. Happy creating...

Luzia said...

I like them! Greetings from Luzia.

ArtPropelled said...

Good luck for the exhibition, Kerri. I bet that bottom one goes first!

Marilyn Rock said...

These are awesome Kerri but I knew they would be. I love all but that last one really calls to me! I can just smell the wax now :)

Your art, on the wall, at 5 Rivers will really be a significant inclusion! Beautiful! Wish you could join us, for the fun, but fully understand your commitment to family - one of the things I love about ya! xxoo

Cindy Dean said...

They look great!!

Createology said...

Just checking in and see you have a new header which I totally love from your beeswax painting. Happy creating...

Peggy Beck said...

Love these Kerri and I must say I'm jealous since I haven't done any art in some time. These surely got my juices flowing again.

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