Commetiri

"commetiri" mixed media on wood, 11x14 oval, $175 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Like Monday’s post, this is another new creation that was made after my return home from my residency in Colorado. I purchased several oval wood pieces over the summer and never quite got started with them like I thought I would. So I pulled them out a few weeks ago and started playing with them a bit. The first only has background texture on it so far, then I switched over to start working on this piece. I have quite a collection of old pieces, parts and junk gathered up that I always think “one day” I will incorporate into a piece.

work in progress, image 1, commetiri (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

I pulled them out and started arranging them, switching them around and just playing until something caught my eye.

work in progress, image 2, commetiri (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

I was starting to like the way it looked but decided against the piece that already had the background on it and went with a different color scheme.

work in progress, image 3, commetiri (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

After I was happy with the basic layout I traces around the pieces that would be attached to the oval and then began working on that piece to get the background colors added. I also started painting and adding details to the pieces that would be attached to the base piece.

work in progress, image 4, commetiri (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker
work in progress, image 5, commetiri (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Once the paint had dried it was time to start assembling the piece. To add some depth several of the pieces were extended with the small wooden spacers shown in this next image.

work in progress, image 6, commetiri (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

After it was assembled & dry I painted the outer edge black and then sprayed it with a bit of water so the black edges would bleed into the textured paint a little bit. Done! It was nice to use a bit of the “stuff” I always seem to be gathering. Oh, and in case you were curious about the title, it’s a latin word that translates into “measure” or “measurement” which seemed appropriate for a piece of art featuring calipers!

Carpe diem,

Lynne

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