Painting cellophane

Started a painting yesterday of a skull wrapped in cellophane. This is the second painting which I ‘ve attempted to paint an object wrapped in cellophane. Here is a photo of the work in progress.

Work in progress, 12×12, oil on panel.

Cellophane is not exactly fun to paint. I think this may be the last item I wrap and paint. I am glad I painted. With summer time upon us I typically paint more than usual, but this last week was not an oil painting week. I did some digital work in photoshop. I missed being at the easel, but as long as I have a creative outlet I am ok.

I also put a ton of stuff, oil paintings and digital work, on fine art america. You can check it out here. I also listed a few painting for sale here.

I will be following along with another photoshop daily creative challenge this week. And I will try to start a new painting tomorrow. Why not today? Because I got behind. I gessoed the panels yesterday and will tone them today. They won’t be ready to paint until tomorrow.

As always thank you so much for following my art process.

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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