Here’s a piece I did last weekend for Christmas.
Yes, those are dried weed embeds. I’m not generally wild about embeds–they seem like stolen perfection. But I had some gessoed boards that were sanded and polished to a whisper, and I wanted to create luminance within the piece while adding many layers of medium. The dried twigs were a good way of preserving a smooth field. Doesn’t it always feel the way those trees look, when we get to late December, and there is so little light (and so much dark)?
When my beloved Theory isn’t snapping pictures of my work (and making it look better than it does in real life), he’s working on the Frances Pratt web site. Here’s the link: www.francesprattart.com. He’s adding more content every week.
Visit my blog in January when I’ll get into cold wax paste, more board prep, and real fun with faux Richters and Rothkos. Ta!