Friday, September 23, 2011

Impressions of Life ~ WIP ~ Paint Party Friday Week 28

Here is an image that I extracted by doing a charcoal rubbing of a relief surface feature belonging to.......You Decide  : )

Can you see something?

Yes, it's a face.....

A simple way to create gorgeous artwork is by simply rubbing a charcoal pencil on paper of which has been positioned over the chosen design. Usually when the right materials are used what should happen when you are rubbing the charcoal pencil over the image is that the charcoal will only pick up " the protrusions and edges; depressions will remain un-pigmented since the pliable paper moves away from the rendering materials" but since I did a quick rubbing of this image I just used what I had on hand.
I discovered that the hard charcoal pencil worked best as the soft and medium pencils seemed to not work as well.
If any of you have some pointers on this technique I would luv to receive any information that  may be of some help to me in continuing this work.

So for now, I leave you with the impressions, imprints and patterns of some secret object I've tried to capture on paper ; it is a part of my WIP for Paint Party Friday as well as an item that I will be creating for the Halloween Blog Party on October 8th and will be part of my give away gifts.
A Software program worth $50.00 and an art work by me will be part of the prizes .

So please do remember and mark the date on your calendars ~  October 8th/2011 to attend the Halloween Party.
All you have to do is just leave me a comment on October 8th to participate  and be eligible to win.

And now for a little something extra......This week's TREASURE FINDS from thrift stores in the Ottawa Valley area.....one of my incurable passions and a couple of Whimsical chairs I've been working on.

 The Old Woman that Lived in a Shoe ! Copper Piggy Bank

Chinese Vase, not sure if it's chinese or Japanese but it is truly lovely.
I adore the beautiful gold design.

My Church Gresely Carafe ~ Jug ~ Pitcher....just luv it's spout and handle and ivy design.

And of course I couldn't walk out the store without this tape of a very, beautiful dog
movie I simply adore.... "Fluke".

And here is my latest art work in a different medium other than paint
Charlotte's Chair ~ made from an old petrified wood piece and an iron rod found on the train tracks.

And a Faerie's Tree Branch Chair

 So here is the clue of where I took my impression....Can you spot it?????

Yes, it's the old furnace plate ( don't really know what it is, just liked it )
The little cherub's face is what I rubbed.
It's amazing how many relief items I have lying around the house....I am one that really loves to collect objects with some kind of base relief and so now they have even more of a desirable reason for their collection.

Some of my Treasure finds find a nook to sit in and beautifully embellish our home and other Treasures are used in my art work. Now you know why I have such a passion for thrifting....always very inspiring for me and affordable, the magic word : )

Hope you enjoyed this week's Paint Party Post....Please make sure to go visit everyone that is participating in Kristin and Eva's Paint Party Friday....always a treat.


ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome chair creations and love the idea of relief rubbings ~ very creative ~ thanks, hugs and namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Christine said...

interesting charcoal rubbing, great thrift finds and beautiful chair you created!

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful post...love all of your shares...especially the chair! Magical! POP ART MINIS

carlarey said...

Those two chairs are marvelous! I'm really interested to see what becomes of the charcoal rubbing.

Mary C. Nasser said...

The cherub face rubbing is great!
There are so many direction you could go with this...erasing back into it, collaging with it!

Happy PPF!

Netty said...

All wonderful projects, thank you for showing. Read the book Fluke and loved it. Happy PPF, x

laurie said...

the rubbings are beautiful,, I too love this medium,, i did rubbings of old tomb stones at the cemetary,, your work is beautiful,, i love that cahir,, grerat finds as well,

Kristin Dudish said...

Very cool rubbing - I use crayons for rubbings because I don't like the way charcoal feels on my fingers (I try to wear gloves when I use chalk, charcoal, and pastels... I'm just weird that way! ha!)

You already know how much I love thrift store finds and yours are great - the copper shoe bank is really neat!

(Your chairs are lots of fun too!)


Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So much beauty in this post!

Geckostone said...

Wow this post was an adventure! So much fun to finally see the source or the rubbing! Great work! And great finds! Deb

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

When I lived in Savannah, GA, one of my favorite things was to go to the old (haunted ;)) cemetery and do rubbings from the tombstones- I LOVED doing that! Also, this week in my art class, I had my little students do a kind of "double leaf rubbing" they covered one side of a leaf with oil pastels, then and then rolled a pencil over it to transfer it to watercolor paper- we finished with a watercolor resist- it was a LOT of work, but very cool and a good lesson on texture. Now I only wish I'd had an angel like yours that would have worked, because your rubbing beautiful!
PPF Hugs my friend,

Elisa Choi said...

great work Annabelle.. never heard of the charcoal rubbing but definitely is a creative piece.. I couldn't see though what it depicts but I look forward to the whole work. Great work as well to the other mediums .. love the charlotte's chair.. very creative!

Anonymous said...

Love the post

Robin Panzer Art said...

What wonderful finds on your treasure hunt! I forgot how much I like to do rubbings! I'm going to try to fit some in today. Really lovely post!

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Julie said...

wonderful finds, and I really love the chairs, so magical!

Tammie Lee said...

hello and thank you for your comment on my art blog.
it is fun seeing your charcoal rubbing. my mom use to enjoy doing these of old tombstones in graveyards.
you sure did find some treasures. Enjoy.

Gloria said...

Love your charcoal drawing, great idea too. Fab finds. Have fun.

Heather said...

Love charcoal rubbings!! Very nice!

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