Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Silverpoint







Many of you might remember - my friends and mentors from art school came to visit this summer . When Chuck and Nancy came they shared a ton of art and inspiration with me that has really carried me - as those who follow this blog know I've really been painting a lot this winter! ... On this visit Chuck gave me a beautiful drawing tool it's a stylus handle with a piece of silver wire in it.. it's for doing 'silver point' - which is drawing with a piece of silver wire in a pen type stylus on a hot press paper with a many layers of a casein 'milk based' ground - it's something you build up with many many stokes and takes a pretty delicate touch - the fun added bonus the marks are made as a result of a chemical reaction between the silver wire and the ground and it tarnishes with age and eventually turns a warm tarnished brown color and is totally archival unlike pencil. The other big difference with grafite is you can not erase you can only build up lines not ever take them away - it's very fun!

9 comments:

Cecelia (CC) said...

Mmmmmmmm. Really, really, really lovely. And lovelier still with the process explained. In descending order they just trump each other. Thank you! Oh that piggy!

Jesica said...

Good job! Those are quite lovely.

porter said...

these are awesome! but why does the copyright notice on these say 2008? just can't help myself from noticing these things...

Clare Carver said...

opps - just cut and pasted -- I better change that these where done int he last few days definitely in 2010!! : )

Michael said...

I am glad you have found the space to create this winter. M

Cecelia (CC) said...

Thanks for asking Porter! I just kept staring at it with this sense of bewilderment. I thought maybe I had the year wrong.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Wowsa - those are great!

Clare Carver said...

fixed the copyright date - just for you gals : )

colette said...

I love em too. make more... pigs rule or at least as bacon they do that last part for for PORTER. colettey