|Syndrome of a Down (acrylic on found wood / 2008)|
This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Dusty." The first thing that popped into my head for this was my painting. I don't paint that often any more other than for specific projects which call for the medium. Several years ago, I loved to paint on found wood. I had a couple of friends (one a house framer and one who worked for a company which built closet organizers) who would bring me scrap wood often covered in mud or sawdust. I usually wouldn't clean the panels but rather take a Francis Bacon inspired approach of letting the grit and grime go into the paints to create one-of-a-kind textures. Bacon is one of my favorite painters and he would often mix dust on the surface of his work with his fingers and paint on the raw side of the canvas where it hadn't been primed. He was old school low brow!
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