Saturday, July 18, 2009

Solitary Leaf (another caulk-art piece)

As many of you may already know, I LOVE using caulk in my art.  And I must be on a caulk binge right now, which suits me just fine.  This is a special piece to me, one I'm very fond of, because I made it as a gift for a very special artist, person, and online friend,  Corinne Stubson, whom I admire a lot.  And I'm very happy with how this piece turned out.  The theme is a circle theme, one of my favorite themes for art, and one I keep going back to.

Normally, I explain how I make my art and the technics I use, and I so enjoy doing that.  However, I just spent 45 minutes typing up this post, then previewed it, then lost it.  It just disappeared.  Which made me want to tear my hair out.  So, I'm not going to redo all that again.  I've done other caulk circle pieces that I've explained, so if you're interested in this technic, you can find caulk and circles in my labels on the right side of my blog.  Those will pretty much explain my caulk technics.

Also, the leaf in this piece is a real leaf from a tree in my yard.  The dimensions of this piece are 5x7 inches, so it didn't take that long to make.  Enjoy.

Addendum:  I just remembered I explained how I made this piece on one of my yahoo groups,  the Collagecats group.  Here's the link to that group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Collagecats/  The number of the post that explains this piece is #56932, so if you're a member of that group you can read it there.  If you're not a member, you might want to join because it's a great altered art group.  There, now I feel better, having explained how I made this piece but just not on my blog.

15 comments:

Ginny Gaskill said...

Thank you for your post today. I did go back and looked at your other caulk pieces, and your techniques. I am inspired.

Corinne said...

And thank you Val!!! I haven't had a chance to scan your page and write to you yet- but I want you to know I SO appreciate this work! First- it's a gift from YOU!! and also- because it is drop-dead gorgeous!!!! I just love it, and am going to mount it (not sure how yet- frame or book cover or something) so I can display it in our home! I'm going to scan what you wrote on the back, so folks will be able to read your special message- thank you SO much - it's yummy!!!!

Mary Lynn said...

I love this piece Val, and it is so sweet of you to do this great piece for Corinne. I will be back to see what you are up to next, and I really love your uses for cault which is not that expensive, and readily available. I hope to see more!

Carolyn said...

Val, it is a beautiful piece and I like the effect with the leaf, especially around the edges.

Corinne will love it.

Carolyn S
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Penny said...

Val, it is truly great and so neat...
the colors are great and it seems to just come alive in the colors and the way you did it. Great job and I would love it so I know Corinne will also love to recieve it and she is a great person and doing so much work for all the group in Altered Art in our Yahoo group. till later Penny

A Pet Nanny Plus said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Gillian McMurray said...

Beautiful work. Love those textures and colours.

Linda East said...

Hi Honey...this is awesome...I am jealous of our friend Corinne...but luckily for me I have my own Val Foster original...nanana...you are always an inspiration to me and I am going to finish my drawing because I want the CAULK! :) Talk to you soon.
Create & Share
Linda (Okla)
PS: Do you know it is so hot in Okla
that the worms have to use pot holders to pull the worms out of the ground..HaHa

kasmello said...

Very cool. I like this one a lot.!

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is wonderful, love the colors. I may have to invest in some caulk.

Anonymous said...

Your caulk leaf is beautiful. looks like beautiful copper. JoAnn R

Char and Pat said...

Val, you keep making beautiful art. I love that you experiment and try new things....imagine a leaf looking that beautiful!

Melisa said...

Love the way this turned out. I just went back and looked at your earlier caulk post to find out how to do it. I have some caulk, but I think mine has silicone, so I'm glad you mentioned that. I'll look for some without. Thanks for sharing the technique!

celita said...

Such an attractive piece. Just love it!!! The process of creating your pieces is beyond me... I would love watching you create something. so fascinating... Um, odd request, my art is significantly different than yours, but I was wondering if you would be interested in doing an art trade? Let me know what you think. I am impressed by your work, and just had to let you know. Hope you are well... Have a great day.

petrenkov said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read the blog. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

Truly yours
Jeph Normic