Only a few days left to participate in this grand experiment of mine! I really appreciate all of you who donated, even those one dollar donations...when you didn't understand a thing about crowdfunding!
I CAN tell you this, it is a ton of work! Hatchfund.org supported me all the way and encouraged me when I couldn't get people to even tell me they received my mailings. I'm not talking about strangers here. The sociologist in me wants to know why some people are curious enough to click on a button to learn for themselves what this new thing is, and some are scared a gremlin will creep out of their computer and snatch them away.
After all, anyone who knows just a little about me will KNOW that I have done all the research, and then some, to vet any organization I hook up with! I figured if Hatchfund.org was associated with foundations all over the US (including the National Endowment for the Arts and Arkansas Arts Council), they had to have been checked out and passed with flying colors!
Would I recommend that other artists attempt to do a campaign? Absolutely! And I stand ready to help and advise, whether or not you supported me in this one. I'll be able to complete this project with the goals I met, so look for more progress paintings and lessons I've learned.
"On the board you can see how I am now prepping 6 at a time. Someone asked me if I was doing one a day. Answer: No. Wicki doesn't like structure no matter how hard Victoria tries to force it. After all, that is the entire concept for me with this project."
On the board you can see how I am now prepping 6 at a time. Someone asked me if I was doing one a day. Answer: No. Wicki doesn't like structure no matter how hard Victoria tries to force it. After all, that is the entire concept for me with this project.
#10 has a very thick layer of Cold Wax Medium troweled on with palette knife. To add more texture, I used Pan Pastels into the uncured wax, and then took the end of a brush to score some more marks. Love the texture! As a final touch I sprayed some Krylon gold webbing just to see what it was like. I spent a lot of time with some artists who were really into experimentation...so any time they had tried something new I'd swing by Hobby Lobby and get it. Stock the studio!
#11 was underpainted with water and pastel. When dry, Modeling...or molding...Paste (thanks Bill Creevy) was swiped loosely on. Pastel on wet surface, then more when it was dry. In addition to the texture, these colors are totally different than the others. STILL on the landscape path...grrr.
#12 has a big glob of gesso in the center which I left for texture. I'm getting benefit by having two rows...things are organic as they drip and spray willy-nilly. Looks like a person walking over the rise, just yonder. Used the gold webbing again.
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