Sunday, October 25, 2009

MMM: Moustaches


"Something About Him"
9 1/2 x 14 Wood Serving Plate
I was really challenged with the Mixed Media Monday prompt, Moustaches this week. I considered doing a piece on Santa Clause, the Wild West and even my 4-year-old (I have a great picture of her in a fake "stache") when I stumbled upon a wonderful website (Abigail Mooney's www.TheVingageMoth.blogspot.com) which offers free images to use. This Dapper Man with his fab moustache really spoke to me, and I decided to do one more piece in honor of Halloween.
The "canvas" is a 9 1/2 x 14 wood serving plate (.50 at a local thrift store) and the interior (or groove of the plate) was primed with gesso before adding several pieces of this and that (including vintage ledgers and music scraps one of which says, "Vienna Blood Waltzes") in addition to acrylic, charcoal pencil, Luster rubons and Sepia Accents. I added more paint to the rim of the plate before adding the vintage screw, candle wax and dripping "blood".
I so appreciate you looking, to see more pieces on Moustaches, please check out www.MixedMediaMonday.wordpress.com. Oh! And Happy Halloween . . .

14 comments:

indybev said...

Nicely done! Great page.

Diane said...

Another wonderful piece of art, Kristin! Diane

Faye said...

Nice art piece, Kristin.

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Kristin...and what a clever idea...I just illustrated some santas and never even thought of using him for this challenge...

this plate is wonderful!!! you are so creative!

Nicola said...

Wow this is really cool, I really like the candle wax and dripping blood. It's so interesting to hear about what you made it out of and how you did it! Nice work!! And congratulations on getting 'Art of the week' for last weeks piece, you soooooo deserved it that was a beautiful piece!!

peggy gatto said...

I like what you combined!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

LiveArt said...

Love it!!!

Linda

AliMayes said...

He looks such a gentle fellow to be surrounded with gore but then looks can deceive can't they!

Rhonda said...

Terrific piece! Cheers!

Jean said...

Kristin, such a mild mannered looking chap. The question is: Is he the victim or the perpetrator? Great visual!

Janny said...

Great piece of work!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful and what a fun idea to use a serving plate as background for your image.

Diane said...

What an interesting piece. Especially love the wax dripping.