The La Habra Art Gallery is going to have a Small and Miniature Art Show during the month of March. I've been excited about the prospects of this show. This was a just an idea in case one of our scheduled shows fell through. It's been that kind of experience working with the La Habra Art Association. I think things are starting to come together though. Each time we meet, there is a bit of energy and excitement with small new ideas. I have had this set of blank nesting dolls for a few years. I have always wanted to paint on them, but I never have. I think part of it was fear of messing them up and having to coat the entire surface. I really love seeing the grain of the wood.
|Outer most nesting doll|
So I took the leap of faith and began drawing on them with pencil. I ran into the problem of smudging the pencil as I drew around the form. I decided to ink the lines with my rapidograph, which some areas bled a little. I should have prepped each surface with a thinned layer of gel medium. That would have solved all of my problems. Regardless of the small obstacles, I am happy with how they are turning out. At some point, I have to decide whether to color or not to color.
|2nd nesting doll, next level down|