Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Work -- Reggie Homework

This canvas came together this week, just before class. It's about 20 X 30", acrylic and inkjet transfer with calligraphy. The text is from a poem of mine, the images are random ones from the internet.



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This is a smaller canvas, a companion piece, to the one above. Same materials, with gesso used for the transfer of the group of marines.


This piece, about 9 X 12", has the gesso transfer technique for the image of Michelangelo's David, and the text is lettered with Speedball nibs, gouache and mica powders. The gilding at the bottom is done with instacoll and gold leaf.
It's available in my Etsy shop




8 comments:

Wanda H said...

Roann, your canvases and lettering are fantastic!!! I especially like the first one.

Mary S Hunt said...

I tried to leave you a comment before, I am not sure if it was left in cyberspace or if you have seen me?

I love your style of working.
You have a fresh approach to the calligraphers pen.

very nice

Anonymous said...

Lovely, as always! You must be having so much fun with these classes!

Deryn Mentock

The Letter said...

This is marvelous. I love the combination of materials and techniques. How many times have you take Reggie's class?

Janet said...

These are so beautiful. I love the lettering and layout.
Beautiful work and message.
Where are these classes?

Roann Mathias said...

Thank you all for the great comments!

I have taken Reggie's original year long class 3 times. This class was a special one he designed for a few of us in Memphis, and is now taking on the road. Actually, I have known Reggie and studied with him since 1980 in Chicago.

Janet -- thanks. Reggie teaches in 4 cities a year. Check out his website for details. I am also available to teach, if you can get enough people together!

Victoria said...

Wow...this is wonderful Roann. I haven't been stopping by my friends blogs lately...Now I'm glad I did!
I've been missing a lot.

V

Connie said...

Roann -- I love the canvas pieces. I'm curious what size pen (or brush?) you used and what writing fluids. I took Reggie's for the first time last year and am having slow withdrawals from the steady inspiration. Your beautiful work is like a shot in the arm!