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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #3 – “INQUISITIVENESS”

We are now on month # 3 with our four talented artists who are working on a year-long collaborative project using Ampersand Gessobord! Every month these artists create a piece on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord, based on a predetermined theme. At the end of 12 months, all of the works will be displayed in an exhibition. Refer to our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The third month’s theme is “INQUISITIVENESS” and is to be interpreted using all whites. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “inquisitiveness” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #2 – “BOASTFUL”

My, time flies! We are now on month # 2 with our four abstract artists who have started a year-long collaborative project using Ampersand Gessobord!  Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition. Refer to our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The second month’s theme is “Boastful” and is to be interpreted using complementary colors. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “boastful” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #1 – “JOY”

And month number one is in the books!  We’re checking in with our four abstract artists who have started a year-long collaborative project using Ampersand Gessobord!  Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition. Refer to our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The first month’s theme is “JOY” and is to be interpreted using warm colors. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “joy” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Artist Profile: Louise LeBourgeois

Louise LeBourgeois paints waterscapes like no one else, on Claybord, with oil.  The water brings her back to the places she found magical as a child, and the paintings she creates are pure magic made from pigments, oil, and Claybord.  Very few oil painters gravitate towards Claybord, but for Louise, nothing compares.

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Four Artists, Twelve Months – A Collaborative Project on Ampersand Gessobord!

A CALL TO CREATE:  ABSTRACTED STATES OF MIND is a year-long collaborative project between 4 abstract artists who describe themselves as being “connected by friendship and a call to create.” Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition.

The first month’s theme is “JOY” and is to be interpreted using warm colors. Each artist is charged with creating a painting that shows “joy” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style. Each artist uses different mixed media applications, so it should be an interesting outcome! Continue Reading >>