Monday, February 8, 2010

Muncibeḍḍu et Voscu

Is stratovolcano a stupendous word, or what? Its head held high.

Underpainting for (possible) Monte Etna portrait.Gouache and DSmith WC sticks.

For this one I pressed coiled string down into the still soft Golden Light Molding Paste, then pulled it up, leaving a series of spiral troughs in the surface texture. Just deep enough to make an impression but not so deep it's too obvious.

Muncibeḍḍu = 'beautiful mountain' and voscu = forest in Sicilian. Who knew?


Donna T said...

These are amazing, Jan!!! Best wishes for continued power as we wait for round 2.

Observe Closely said...

Thanks, Donna! So far not one flake yet. Fingers crossed.