Saturday, July 11, 2009


"Camp Mommy" was open for business this past week; in other words, I was entertaining my youngest. So, while my little camper painted on 6" x 6" canvas, I did too. Since I've never used mounted canvas before, I deemed each one an experiment, "esperimento" in Italian. I sampled techniques and products that I've been curious about and I ended up with three very different looking pieces.

Esperimento Uno: textile paint; freezer paper and tape resists; corrugated cardboard stamp; inked letter stamps; Aqua pastel crayons; cheesecloth adhered with gel medium; oil paint sticks

Esperimento Due: textile paint; bubblewrap print; scraps of gelatin plate printed cloth and oil paint stick rubbed cloth adhered with gel medium

Esperimento Tre: brayer applied textile paint; stenciled lettering; Pigma pen drawing; pencil drawing; pastel crayon


Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Vivian, I love this image -- very evocative.

Judy Alexander said...

All of these are very cool! Looks like you had a lot of fun creating these.

Elizabeth said...

Bravisima! Me piace molto il numero tre!

norma said...

Vivian, these are terrific! I love the way you experiment and get such good results. Your daughter is very lucky to have a mom like you to nurture her artistic nature. And you're lucky to have someone to play with.

Natalya said...

wow are you having fun! wonderful!