Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday is For Art: 4 From My Envelope Collection

These four acrylic paintings are on paper envelopes that I once received monthly investment reports from a rather small money management firm in NYC. The texture of the paper is what I liked and while the envelopes were made from black paper, I was determined to figure out a way to use them. At first, I would spread a thin coat of white acrylic paint across the backs of the envelopes and then draw on them with a ballpoint pen and pencil. Finally, I asked myself why don't I just buy some acrylic paints and just paint what I want right on them. I still like to cover the envelope with some color ground and then draw before painting. The top piece is AMERICAN PIE, then LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, the third piece is a postage stamp made in China, as even our postage stamps are no longer being printed in the USA (this is not true as we still print our own postage stamps), and the fourth envelope is a pattern of hex shaped tiles with no political content, just a simple design and having fun. I hope you enjoy my artwork and have a nice safe weekend.


Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox said...

Thank you Fred. I have enjoyed your paintings, as always.

moneythoughts said...

Thank you Kathryn. Glad you enjoyed the paintings.

Hope everything is going well in your corner of the world.


Butch said...

Fred, sunflowers, where are they or did I miss them this year?

moneythoughts said...

Butch, I planted sunflower seeds and have sun flowers, but because of my leg surgery for a torn tendon, I haven't been able to do much. I haven't photographed them or done any drawings or paintings either.