Friday, July 30, 2010

Limes on Credit

I painted this piece using only a credit card!  Now you know what to do with all those 'plastic gift cards' that you have kept after using up the currency that was loaded on it,  and don't know what to do with them... save them for me!  I'll put them to good use recycling them for painting.
(*I'm serious, if you have one or more and would like to send them off to me, email me and I will send you back my mailing address, it will only cost you a stamp and you will have allowed me to re-use them rather than you dropping them in the recycle bin or the land-fill... )

Limes on Credit is a another version of a previous painting of limes on my signature 'tin foil'.
See, 'Silver Limes' from my February 1, 2010 posting, that one was done with a brush and maybe a tiny bit of palette knife.
At the retreat/workshop I attended last week I created a few paintings using only a credit card and will post some of them in the future.  The card (like a palette knife) allows me to be more spontaneous with the paint, apply it with thick rich strokes in a more painterly fashion, almost an abstraction of the subject matter.  You 'll see more of this in the future.


12x12 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)


Kelley Sanford said...

How clever. Looks fun, might have to try it. Love the colors.

Kerri Settle said...

Very creative, and I like that title! I look forward to seeing more credit card paintings in the future!

Gwen Bell said...

A Credit Card???You really can paint with anything. This looks amazing. Don't know how you do it. Very creative use of recycling!