Tuesday, June 24, 2008
If you met me in person you would have already wondered about my pants. Actually it is a collection of pants that I own that are covered with paint particularly the right leg. My art training is in Graphic Design. Although I have taken many art classes over the years at various Universities and schools I have never taken a painting class. Had I taken even the most basic class in painting I would have learned the "acceptable" way to clean a brush after I have used it to mix a new color. In fact most likely a brush should not be used at all to mix colors with but rather a palette knife or something of that nature. However not taking any painting classes my paint experience has been restricted to hands on learning with little guidance or useful professional tips of the trade.
So my pants become the brush rag. There is actually a rhythm to the mix, wipe, wash, wipe a second time, grab a drop or so of paint from the palette, paint, technique that I have developed. The paint wipe is an down-up-down. As I said in the beginning I have a collection of these pants. Any pair of pants that passes through my hands that are comfortable and sturdy become "work" pants which I wear when working on the house, gardening, cooking, sanding yoga blocks and/or painting.
If I have to run into town for a quick errand I often wear my painted work pants. At the grocery store small children stare. It's a great conversation starter for adults. Some people ask if my pants were purchased this way which always makes me laugh. It's fun carrying my palette around with me for one reason it matches the paint on my hands and arms.
Only a few days left for this auction! If you like my work and want to support my endeavors please consider purchasing a painting. I have just put up the painting, "A Silver Titter Stole My Baby" on Ebay. It is a painting I'm proud for artistically as well as socially. It is acrylic paint on organic cotton and hemp canvas. Please feel free to pass the link to friends and family members and if you are so inclined feel free to purchase this painting for yourself.