Daily Archives: March 23, 2014

Weekend Work: Freeze & Thaw

Freeze & Thaw, 2014 Freeze & Thaw, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 15″ x 12″, Pastel on Handmade Paper 

This week, inventory, image uploads, pricing, gallery research and panel prepping have occupied the bulk of my time. There have been a number of changes to the ‘Work on Panel’ page; including newly formatted images and updated inventory with titles, dates and sizes. More work will be added as images are available. I’ve also begun to update the ‘Work on Panel’ page. Pricing is not included on the gallery pages, as I discovered a quirk in the template which will only allow me to create pricing with thumbnail images. I don’t want to sacrifice online viewing, so eventually, there will be a separate page for pricing/availability on the ‘Purchase’ page.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday were largely devoted to studio work. One of the pieces I created, ‘Freeze & Thaw’, was painted in pastel on handmade, deckle edged paper. As promised, below is a photo of the edges. The texture of this paper is quite rough —recommended for use with watercolors and other wet media— demanding that I press and blend the pigments in order to work them deeply into the surface. It’s interesting how something as simple as a change in paper can create such different results.

Freeze & Thaw, 2014 (Deckle Edge Revealed) These new, deckle-edged pieces will demand a different matting and framing style

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