Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thorns, thorns, thorns

The rose thorns I collected and trimmed on 2/7 have been drying for almost 2 weeks. I figured they were ready. So here they are, sitting on some of that putty stuff. They started out very black, but now look more of a dull brown.

Here they are, after the first coat of alizarin crimson (acrylic):

And here half of them have had 2 coats of the gold and the rest just one coat. I'm leaving them varied like that:

I'm not sure what exactly what I'm doing with them yet, but I'm planning to use them for the piece that will be in the 10x10 show at City Hall in March.


helen said...

These are very interesting. At first glance they looked like Hershey kisses! It will be interesting to see how you use them for the March show.

Sally Charette said...

There's something really exciting about these. Very evocative already.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

I like the colors you chose...very interesting!

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gl. said...

i've been meaning to say how much i like these. even just plain they are amazing!