Michelle’s challenge for Jan 2009 is to explore just one shape – stencil it, mask it, stamp it, gesso it… It didn’t take me long to decide on the PEAR for my shape. It’s a shape I was using in some figure paintings about 3 years ago and the idea of rediscovering it really appealed.
I spent today in my art room and made stencils, masks and a stamp. I played with spray paint, gesso, acrylic paint and Indian ink. I am so excited my what I’ve done that I want to make an art quilt featuring a pear, and do a big painting using the pear shape as well.
I like the ones where the pears are not so obvious; I think this is perhaps my favorite.