Jigsaw, 9050, abstract, mixed media triptych






I am SO excited about this triptych. It is just so cool. Each piece is cradled MDF board, 12x12inches and about 1.5 inches deep. I used several metallic elements including stainless steel, silver art paper, metallic acrylic paints, a variety of brads, tacks, nails and paper fasteners. Each piece has about 50 nails, tacks, etc. and many of them had to have a hole drilled in the board before I could attach them.

But the REALLY COOL thing about this painting is that each piece was finished with a layer of epoxy resin. I have never done that before. The resin hardens to a thick crystal clear layer that seals all the pieces and protects the shine of the metals.

Honestly, I was scared to death to pour the resin on top of my completed paintings because they were a LOT of work. If the resin didn't perform properly, I would have a mess and a waste of many hours of work. It turned out perfect.

The photos cannot capture the shine and sparkle of these pieces. I will have them at the Downtown Denver Arts Festival this weekend. For purchase information, please see my website SOLD.

13 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

This one is awesome Carol! I read about you using the resin and can't wait to see how it looks in person. We are planning on stopping by this weekend. Your abstracts are so unusual and individual! This one is so...industrial. LOVE IT! See you this weekend! I've got to remember to tell you about a blog I follow...Interesting idea...

Sheila said...

these look FANTASTIC!!! They actually look like they're under glass. Make sure you ask big bucks for these pieces!

Lelija said...

Carol
What a great piece (Jigsaw, 9050, abstract, mixed media
triptych)
Lelija

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, ladies. I'm hooked on the resin thing already. If you work has a collage aspect to it, the resin is a great way to seal the piece and present a very contemporary, clean look to the piece.

Carolina said...

Hi Carol, your art is so original that I would say you're starting a new trend in art.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! These pieces are very strong and interesting. Thanks for sharing some of the process, as well.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wish I could see these in person! Your enthusiasm for the process is contagious...good luck with the show!

Cheryl said...

Carol,
You are right - these are so cool. It sounds like you've found a new fav art supply! That's always a lot of fun. These pieces look like they took a LONG time to design, plan, cut, assemble and finish. Wow... gutsy move with the resin but I love the result!

Pilgrim said...

Very sleek, and contemporary. So original. Great work.

labrown said...

WOW! These are so cool looking. The resin must really make them pop! Sorry I missed you at the festival. I was wondering if they still had it given the monsoon here in Colorado!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

I'm excited about these too! Yippee!

These look awesome!

The metals go so well with the neutral colors.

The different sized nail heads add dimension and extra coolness to these already cool pieces.

So neat!

-Dean

Connie Michael said...

Carol, these are fabulous. Did the resin add much weight to the pieces? Were they difficult to frame for the purposes of the resin pour?

I've been watching your blog and looking forward to each new posting.

Suzanne DeCuir said...

Carol, I really like this triptych with its very strong shapes and divisions. I am intrigued by the use of resin - have never tried it. Do you just buy it in Home Depot? Any advice for trying it?
Thanks,
Suzanne