Edna and Chuck Have Fun in the Studio

Doctored Photo of Paper Mache Armature, 55″ (140 cm) long

WE continue to have fun in the studio adding to our paper mache shapes and inventing some other stuff below.

Clay for Plaster of Paris, 9" x 9" (23cm x 23cm)

Using white modeling clay we improvised into the clay with different handy shapes and built a wall around it.  We poured in plaster of Paris.  We made several clay “plaques.”  We photographed the results and then played with the digital photos.  The plaster casts have the quality of  landscapes.

Plaster Cast, 9" x 9" (23cm x 23cm), plaster of Paris

Plaster cast, 9" x 9" (23cm x 23cm), plaster of Paris

Plaster cast, 9" x 9" ( 23cm x 23cm), plaster of Paris

Manipulated Photo

Manipulated Photo

Manipulated Photo

Edna & Chuck Play in the Studio Some More

Handipulated Photo

Stristrin

Wire Ties

ONE grandma had an adage for every situation like “the idle mind is the devil’s playground.”  What is it about an idle mind that would connect it to the master of evil?  Emptying my mind is the first step in creative thinking.  Ideas can swirl and float connecting, reconnecting, drawing in other notions that seem barely related.  Keep your axiomatic thinking grandma.  Unless, maybe, idle playground . . .

Edna Casman and Chuck Dunbar: Accidental Sculpture

Photo of an Accidental Sculpture

Photo of Accidental Sculpture

Photo of an Accidental Sculpture

MORE play in the studio.  The digital camera is ideal for capturing things that happen unintentionally.

Edna & Chuck Take a Break from the Two Dimensionsl

Red & Green

Red & Green, dimensions variable, toy balloon & tubing

A Scene

A Scene

Something Amiss, variable dimensions, doctored photo of doctored stuff

Trees at the Waters Edge, variable dimensions but not more than Three, balloons, Popsicle sticks & cardboard photoed and doctored

Mysterious Object Radiating, about 12" x 12" x 30" (31cm x 31cm x 77cm), tape, plastic sheeting, crumpled Wall Street Journal

YES, more silliness and fun.

More Paintings from Chuck and Edna

Painting 143, 24″ x 24″ (61cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 144, 24″ x 24″ (61cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 145, 24″ x 24″ (61cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 146, 30″ x 24″ (79cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 147, 24″ x 30″ (61cm x 79cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 148, 24″ x 30″ (61cm x 79cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 149, 30″ x 24″ (79cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 150, 30″ x 24″ (79cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

THESE paintings are from the last couple of months.

Whirligig 59

Whirligig 59, aluminum, assorted hardware, sign vinyl, 20″ x 20″ x 11″ (51cm x 51cm x28cm)


Whirligig 59, showing break

Whirligig 59

with air break

Zephyr Rated

see it move

free whirligig plans


Back to Painting with Edna

Painting 133, 22″ x 22″ (56cm x 56cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 134, 22″ x 22″ (56cm x 56cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 135, 22″ x 22″ (56cm x 56cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 136, 22″ x 30″ (56cm x 77cm), acrylic and glitter on canvas

Painting 137, 22″ x 30″ (56cm x 77cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 138, 18″ x 22″ (46cm x 56cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 139, 24″ x 24″ (61cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 140, 24″ x 24″ (61cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 141, 30″ x 24″ (79cm x 61cm), acrylic on canvas

Painting 142, 40″ x 30″ (102cm x 77cm), acrylic on canvas

Edna and I started painting again in July.  We painted out a couple of earlier paintings or changed them so much that we considered them new.  For each painting a story grew as the painting complexified, but we won’t trouble you with the stories.  We’ll trouble you just with the paintings.

Whirligig 60

Whirligig 60

18″ x 18″ x 9″ (46cm x 46cm x 23cm), aluminum, nuts & bolts, sign vinyl

6 BALL BEARINGS

 

FOUR ROTATING

 

COG WHEELS

 

AND ZEPHYR RATED*

* TURNS IN THE SLIGHTEST AIR MOVEMENT

WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply rag Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply rag Bristol

THESE are the last two drawings from early June, 2012, before we started to paint again.

Still More Drawings from Edna Casman and Chuck Dunbar

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

Untitled Drawing, 29″ x 23″ (74cm x 59cm), charcoal pencil and pastel on Strathmore 2 ply Bristol

HERE are several more drawings from the past few weeks.  Picasso is quoted as saying, “If I don’t have red, I use blue.”  We might add, “If we don’t have a light orangey red, we use a dark blue green.”

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