Monday, August 10, 2009
Kilner Paper – Part 2
Several weeks ago, I added a post of a blank piece of paper and explained why it was appealing enough to me to purchase it on eBay. There were several issues to overcome however in order to get my art on it: I had to find a photograph of a Kilner jar. The seller had provided me with one that was at least an example of what the jar looked like, but it wasn’t detailed enough to really make a good model. I contacted a fellow from my hometown whom I just recently discovered collects fruit jars, and he agreed to let me take pictures of all the fruit jars that he has in his collection. I made arrangements to make the drive (200 miles), and spent the better part of a day filling my camera card with some really nice glass. Remind me to take more than one card on my next visit.
Now you get to see where I’m at in the process. It may be a couple more days before it’s done, but I’ve included the photograph I’ve been using as a model and what it looks like right now. You can go HERE to see what the Kilner paper looked like before I touched a pencil to it.
OH YES! And I won’t pass up the chance to introduce a new friend. I met a lady sculptor (and her husband and son) in Lincoln, Montana, this past weekend. Her web site really doesn’t do her art the justice it deserves, but Christy Daniels art really blew me away. If you’ve seen the movie Dances With Wolves in a theater, you know what Lt. Dunbar heard when the migrating herd of buffalo woke him in the middle of the night. Check out ”Thunderheads” in her gallery to see what that looked like.