Over the years I have tried different media and, more recently, I am really enjoying all the printmaking workshops I have been taking at Wingtip press. Wingtip press is located in the Creative Access Art Center building downtown that also houses Idaho Parents Unlimited.
CAAC will be holding a special fundraising art event in October. They are asking artists to submit artwork on a 12" x 12" wooden panel (provided by them) for an auction. I was trying to decide if I wanted to participate or not. But I just couldn't resist the smooth wooden panel just waiting to be made into art.
After getting the board, I thought the easiest thing to do would be to attach one of my 12" x 12" fabric pieces that I already had made. But that would cover up the panel. Then, I thought I would do a painting on it (haven't done painting in a long time but it has been on my mind lately).
But instead I "branched" out and did something different instead.
A Nod to AG
birch bark and branches on wood panel
12" x 12"
©2013 Lisa Flowers Ross
Will be available at the CAAC Art for Art: A Night on the Boardwalk event
Since a nasty virus has been slowing me down the last week and a half, I have been taking some time during the day to rest. One of those days, I was looking at one of my art books on Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who works with nature.
Later, I went outside and picked up some of the pieces of bark that our birch trees shed, along with some branches. Back inside I started playing and this is what I came up with - a very minimal piece. It is all coated and sealed with matte medium.
I like the colors and the lines in the bark. There is one little line on the wood panel in the lower left corner that echoes the lines in the bark. I didn't see it until after I was done.
I think I need to make another one because this would look great in my kitchen.