Saturday, July 25, 2015

coffee filter progression

Trying to preserve the integrity of the filters.
But  they are taking on a disgruntled life of their own.
Oh well they did come out of the compost pile.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Another round of filters in progress

oil, ink, cold wax, stitching on panel

oil, ink, cold wax, stitching on panel

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Used Coffee Filters

Used coffee filters, stitching, ink, cold wax. oil on panel
in progress

Recycling coffee grounds from the local coffee house "Michael Thomas Coffee."  5# bucket couple times per week for the garden and yard.  Great nitrogen for growth in this fabulous rainy summer we've been having.  The filters come with the used grounds. I spray the filters off and set them aside to dry in the hot New Mexico sun, I place a wire roll on top to keep them from blowing away in the wind.  A few weeks go by and I brush them off, sew the filters on a machine to hold them together and write a word or six. Then the experiment mixed media on panel begins.

Thank you Michael Thomas Coffee for giving me a wall to hang my paintings, and for recycling!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

No longer

oil, cold wax on panel

This painting no longer exists, it was covered up and morphed into something different.
Here it speaks to the raw and expressive.
Some things can't be fixed and should be left alone.