Thursday, October 11, 2012

RUSTIFICATION

On March 1st I posted about the 'rust'  trend in art-making. I featured the work of other artists and my first rust-dyeing efforts.  Now 'Paper Traders' is having a 'rust' challenge.  I LOVE a challenge and have used some rusty, and rust-dyed, bits to produce a mixed media painting.

RUST IS THE NEW BLACK
The painting is 30 x 30 cm on gallery-wrapped, wide edge, canvas.  I'm saving it for an exhibition as it is one of the few works that I'm actually quite satisfied with.  Perhaps that is because it is sooooo out of my usual comfort zone.



17 comments:

  1. Totally gorgeous! I've been collecting a few rusty pieces to try my hand at rusty dying, but only have a couple of little things at the moment. I did take some great photos of rust and rusty things on my most recent trip and am contemplating how to incorporate them into my artwork. Think I might try my hand at image transfer and see how that goes.... It looks like your metal pieces were wired to the canvas? I just love it and am totally inspired to go make one of my own.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ooh Rustification is amazing. Love it all...really dramatic Jo. xox

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh I really love this piece, rust is such a wonderful thing to play with.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Jo, you SHOULD be quite satisfied with this canvas! It's absolutely amazing! I love your colors and the runs of black against the lighter background. That looks incredible! I also love your rust and metallic pieces and how you've incorporated them into your canvas. Very very cool design! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

    ReplyDelete
  5. that ... is totally Rustilicious!!!! MamaMia!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aahhhh just up my street! The colours are so rich.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Rust! One of my fav things! This is a beautiful piece, worthy of hanging on to for just the right venue. Love it

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am a big fan of rust too Jo...
    your canvas looks great with super rusty depth and interest going on!
    oxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. Jo I am continually impressed with your art and this piece just wowed me!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Okay. You've got me dying to get home and do some rust! This is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  11. JM-sorry that I have not commented much lately - this work is stunning - great texture and p found bits. B

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is wonderful! I especially like it with the black, it's SO rich! I'm going now to check out the link.

    ReplyDelete
  13. A great freestyle piece with fabulous rusty tones - it's a great look! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

    ReplyDelete
  14. another rust convert! I love this piece Jo and can well understand your hanging onto it for exhibition. I wonder what it is about rust which attracts us so ......

    ReplyDelete
  15. I haven't visited in a while and you've been doing some great works. I love it when you use rusty things in your collages. Stunning, Jo!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I know why you are satisfied, it is quite beautiful with wonderful layers. I love rust myself. Thanks for participating in our challenge over at Paper Traders.
    Cathy C

    ReplyDelete