For my entry in a local recycled art show I have decided to construct a wetland. I took this photo last summer and plan to use it as my background for the piece, the show requires all entries to be 3D. I'm not doing a sculpture, more like a painting that will have layers of 3D plants.
The first step in this project was to glue cardboard to a 4 ft x 3 ft canvas. I was conflicted about using a canvas opposed to some other recycled material as a backing. Since this piece will be in an art show I decided a canvas would be the easiest way to ensure it hung properly.
Next, I painted gesso on the cardboard.
Today I plan to sketch in the water and trees.
I'm going to "rough in" the background with acrylic paints.
Then the fun begins!
I plan to make wetland plants out of recycled materials.
When I was in college I took an aquatic plants class.
The core of the class was to teach students how to delineate a wetland.
We also had to collect, identify and press 75 wetland plants.
I no longer have my plant collection but I think I can manage with the help of Google.
Pennsylvania is a very green state, any ditch along a country road is full of wetland plants.
Wetland plants are not hard to find.
The sun is shining here and there is a glistening layer of frost.
I think I'll pick up my camera and take a walk.
Have a good day!