Just started this



This is a squiggle of wood segments fitted together, it’s a couple of feet by I didn’t measure it yet. It’s in progress. Next is figuring out how to attach them. Probably with dowels. Which means next is actually figuring out dowels.




A long time ago this was another painting. But it fell off the canvas.

Well, that was a lesson.

There's a reason for using the right primer, not painting thick oil paint over crayons and then rolling it up. (I knew that.)

Anyway, bummer.

But the pieces looked kind of interesting. So I puzzled them together and embedded them in Dorlands cold wax medium with a palette knife. A hair dryer leveled it out. It was opaque at first, took forever to dry, but it eventually became translucent. And who doesn't like translucent?

I might have to do this on purpose next time. Unless it falls off the canvas again.

porcelain weed

Irene Karlen

With green pussywillow glaze, which I really seem to like. Fired at cone 6. It's pretty small, maybe 5" diameter. It's a life-size replica of a weed that was outside my door. I thought I could easily transfer it to clay. But, that was not the case. I needed to actually sculpt it by hand.