Saturday, July 5, 2014

50|50 SHOW :

Happiness is .....

 being one of 69 artists accepted into 

The Project . . . .
to complete 50 small works of art on 6x6 mdf panels
over the course of 50 days.
Just picked up my 50 panels from the Sanchez Art Center - Woohoo!

My Theme . . . .
"Urban Botanicals" - 
abstract textures from the garden
Doesn't that sound like my aesthetic? 

This promises to be an intensive and creative endeavor for me.
Does that worry me?
 Absolutely not!!

Any artist who is given the challenge to push thier 
creative energies will only flourish.  
(I made that up, but I know you'll agree!)

I thrive on this kind of stuff!

First part of my process . . . .
I needed to prime the front of each panel with gesso,
and sprayed primer on the backs for a clean look.
The art center already drilled holes in the backs.

The next step was to add a nice layer of
molding paste to create my "organic" textured surface.
I varied the marks and crevices to make
each panel unique.

When all 50 panels dried, I was overjoyed with my results; 
the textural patterns were much better than I expected!
(I really get into textures!)
I tried different techniques with my tools and molding paste,
and discovered new ideas for future paintings.
By the way,
my one and only molding paste is from Golden.

The Layout . . . .
 I created a template, on 8-1/2 x 11 paper,
of the panels as they will be hung at installation.
This became paper to sketch my ideas of a
 somewhat cohesive layout.
(More on that on another post)

The panels won't "fit" like a puzzle or read as "one" painting,
but my intention is for all of them
to relate and transition by color and designs.
So if a someone wants to buy just one, their painting
will not be lonely. 

At this moment, I have painted the designs on most of the rows, 
and have added color to some.  
Creating all the colors of my glazes is so much fun!
Thank goodness for all those old plastic containers.

I plan to share my progress over the next two months
here on my blog.
But you can connect with my on an almost daily basis

My art to yours,


  1. Yvette these are beautiful! I'm amazed at how you make these beautiful pieces they are gorgerous with the shapes and colours you used i could see them working great a bolt fabric :) . Look forward to seeing more posts from you ! kate x

  2. Thank you so much Kate! It is my passion to someday put my designs on fabric, many people have encouraged me. So I better get started soon! :) ~Yvette