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.