Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Plaster Work

I finally have some more work to share with you in regards to the on-line plaster class I took earlier in the month.
The piece above has about three layers of plaster with some carving, stenciling, and painting. I would get it to a certain point and then try to push it even further. There is an emotional roller coaster creating these pieces. The end result is that you can go on forever changing it just when you feel that it looks like crap. I was there several times!!


This piece has several layers as well. I worked more with just creating different marks and textures.



The hubby had a stack of these round wooden disks that are 1/4" thick and I really liked working with it! Again, this piece has several layers.

I need to live with this around the house to see how I feel about it. I kept wipping until there was more white showing, but believe it or not, I'm all about color. My goal is to keep things simple and toned down.

This dress is about 15" tall and 5"wide.  I had to walk away from this for a short time to figure out where I wanted to go with it. Things are coming to mind, so hopefully I will work with it this weekend.
The piece is 2-D and made from wire, paper, and plaster. The lower part of wire dress is all done by hand.

9 comments:

Joy said...

I love how these turned out!

-Joy

WondrousStrange said...

I bought the book...but have not had time to experiment:) But your beautiful creations make me want to make the time...perhaps this weekend? Thanks for all the inspiration in all you do!!

missy majchrzak buckley said...

It looks like it was a fun project! The dress is really interesting. I can't wait to see where you go with that!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Well done and very creative ~ I have my plaster, compound and the book ~ have yet to have time to try it ~ I love the way your created these ~ thanks for sharing ^_^

stregata said...

Love the pieces you have created. I have used plaster in my paintings for years and I love the fact that I can create layers upon layers...
The dress piece is intriguing and I can't wait to see where you take it!

lynda Howells said...

Love what l am seeing Carla. x I have bought the book and done some playing but not enough for my liking....love the dress and am looking forward to seeing how it progresses...xx

Carla Trujillo said...

Joy - Thanks for stopping by!

WonderousStrange - You will be hooked once you've tried it!

missy - Thanks!

ArtMuseDog and Carol - There is so much more to explore with all of this! You will enjoy it!

Renate - I have a whole new respect for plaster! It's a very awesome medium to work with!

lynda - How is your on-line encaustic class coming along? I think it started already?

Leah Hughes said...

Love the work Carla. I just got the book and last weekend was spent getting some supplies. Hopefully this weekend will result in some play time in the studio.

Carla Trujillo said...

Hi Leah,

You will love it! I need to make more time to revisit and create more work in plaster.