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Californish [20071110|16:35]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Three 4"x6" gesso panels, milliput, acrylic gels (including coarse pumice) & paints.
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The colors are not exactly right due to the conversion to web palette. Inspired by my recent visit with angelcityblues in Los Angeles, and driving around the rich red hills of the east county.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-10 18:13 (UTC)
YAY. Invoking the desire to touch is behind everything I paint. I encourage the people who've seen my stuff in person (admittedly not very many) to do so.

I don't mind if you make an icon out of one of them. That makes me happy too.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2007-11-10 18:36 (UTC)
Yes. Lovely. Want to touch.

Really glad you're taking time for your art, too. =)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-11 10:21 (UTC)
Thank you.

Me too. It helps keep the crazy at bay.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-11 10:21 (UTC)
Oh wow. I never even thought of that, but now the comparison seems obvious.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2007-11-10 22:14 (UTC)
it's like coconut husks and walnut shells and beaches and mountains all at the same time. Are there actually 3-D elements on the it, or is that just your mad painting skillz?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-11 10:22 (UTC)
There are 3D elements. That's what the milliput was for. I seem to be moderately obsessed with the stuff!
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[User Picture]From: returntosender
2007-11-10 23:40 (UTC)
They're beautiful, Leah.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-11 10:24 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm happy to have had the time to finish them!
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2007-11-11 06:49 (UTC)
They really do inspire an urge to touch, don't they? If you ever have a gallery, you'll have to print up a card that says it's okay (within reason); most of us know that fingers are a no-no. ;)

Aaaand my mad mom skillz just made themselves known, didn't they? But in all fairness, I'd never used that particular phrase. Heh.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-11 10:48 (UTC)
It's true, most of us keep a respectful distance from anything we perceive as art. I went to a gallery show in LA with angelcityblues and there was a piece of artwork there that had those little wooden shapes, in this case, fruit, with knobs on the front of them, like a child's toy. You were supposed to pick them up and peek at what was underneath (naughty things), but there was no sign letting you know that. I did, but I'm afraid some people may have passed up the chance to point and giggle at the large...banana. :-D

Edited at 2007-11-11 10:50 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: taische
2007-11-11 15:10 (UTC)
Beautiful erosion... parts of it recall patterns I've only seen in the desert from the air, and then the sensual... When approaching a new work (at least one that I'm tempted to respond to), there's the baring down to tune for the heart of its draw. Although many of your pieces have tempted touch, this may be the first that's gone straight for my tongue. You may need to mix a bit of everlasting gobstopper into the milliput just for me next time.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-14 17:52 (UTC)
Your piece is still in progress, so I'll do it for that. (I had to get a new canvas for the middle section as the one I chose originally was not right.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-11-14 17:24 (UTC)
It makes me very happy that you think so. Thank you.
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