Mystery Technique #28

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Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #27: First I rubbed a piece of beeswax on the watercolor paper to preserve a little of the white; I then applied a layer of yellow. After it dried, I rubbed it with beeswax to preserve part of the yellow. Next I added the red layer. 

You’re Invited!

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The opening reception for Reshaping the Shadows is Sept. 23, and I’d love to see you there if you can make it! Be sure to RSVP by Sept. 19 if you plan to come.

My work is in the case across from Starbucks, so you don’t have to go through the security checkpoint to see it.

Here are the details:

OPENING RECEPTION – The Flying Solo Series: Fall 2014 

Please join Arts at the Airport and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority to meet a few of our exhibiting artists and to view their work.

 

TUESDAY,SEPT. 23, 2014

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

 

Nashville International Airport

Ticketing Level (third floor)

Waiting Lounge

Concourse C side, near Starbucks

RSVP is required.

HOW to RSVPRSVP is required by

September 19, 2014.

 

Reply to:

arts@nashintl.com or call (615) 275-1614.

 

Include full legal name (for example: the name on your driver’s license) and full date of birth. 

 

How to tour the exhibits:

  • Park in the Short Term Parking Garage. Parking will be validated.
  • Check-in at the Concourse C Waiting Lounge, near Starbucks.
  • Guests viewing exhibits beyond the checkpoint must undergo security screening. Please carry a government-issued photo ID, and do not bring items prohibited by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
  • For screening guidelines, visit TSA’s website: www.tsa.gov. Guests must check-in and enter security before 5:30 p.m. in order to tour exhibits beyond the security checkpoint.

 

Installation Day!

installation shot, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

installation#2, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

My show is up at the airport! These are installation shots, so final details like labels are missing. The large piece is 48 inches tall; we used rare earth magnets to hang the 2 panels an inch apart.

Big News!

Reshaping the Shadows-Unseen Omens II, detail,©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

Guess who’s featured in the Nashville Arts Magazine this month? Here’s the link:

http://nashvillearts.com/2014/09/04/elizabeth-sanford/

Another Sneak Preview!

This is a preview of one of the wall pieces from my upcoming show; I’m painting the frames to match! 

Reshaping the Shadows-Understory, watermedia on paper, 14in by 11in by 2in, ©2014 Elizabeth Sanford

 

Here’s a close-up:

Reshaping the Shadows-Understory, detail, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

Sneak Preview!

Here’s a sneak preview of one of my watercolor sculptures for my September show at the Nashville Airport; it’s 22 inches tall, which is the largest tunnel book I’ve ever done! I had fun playing with the lighting for this one.

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, detail, ©2014 Elizabeth Sanford

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, detail, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

Here’s the complete piece with different lighting:

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, watermedia, 22in by 18in by 8in, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, watermedia on paper, 22in by 18in by 8in, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

Mystery Technique #27

Mystery Technique #27, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #26: First I mixed liquid yellow and blue watercolor paint on wet paper; while it was still very wet, I pressed a sheet of small bubble wrap into the paint. I popped some of the bubbles first to vary the pattern. Next I applied weights and waited for all the liquid to evaporate before removing the plastic.

Mystery Technique #26

Mystery#26, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #25: This is an example of Suminagashi, an Asian paper marbling technique. I began with a tray filled with water; I made each line of color by touching just the tip of a brush loaded with ink to the water’s surface and used a fan to manipulate the series of rings. I then carefully placed a sheet of dry paper on the surface of the water to transfer the ink. Find all the traditional supplies here: http://www.colophonbookarts.com/oriental.html

Dick Blick also sells the inks and has a Suminagashi lesson plan: http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/s imple-suminagashi-monoprints/