Title: Abstract in Pastel
Size: 8″ x 10″ (excluding frame dimensions)
Abstract in Pastels is made from painter’s caulk mixed with ink, spread on a canvas board. It comes framed without glass.
I wrote this story in 2016, the piece was created in 2012 so I did my best to remember the details.
I actually remember quite a bit about Abstract in Pastel. It was an accident, although a happy accident.
I created a larger piece using the same color scheme. The medium I used to create both pieces is painter’s caulk. I started out with 6 different containers of caulk. I added either an ink or an acrylic paint to each container to get the color I wanted. After creating the original piece I had leftover caulk. I hate wasting things so I grabbed an 8″ x 10″ canvas board and began to put mounds of the leftover caulk on randomly. I carefully smoothed it to cover the board, but being careful not to mix it too much. This piece was the result. I ended up really liking this piece but completely hating the original.
What was the original piece? In a word: UGLY. Seriously, that one was a big epic fail. It was ugly enough that I removed all the images of it from my site, something I almost never do. I tried to salvage it by spray-painting it white. Even that didn’t save it (I deleted those pics too). I rarely throw out work, but that one met the trash at the end of 2015.
The moral of the story: Sometimes nice things are born from failure.
Other Ways to Own Abstract in Pastels:
I took the photograph of this piece, sans frame, and uploaded it to Zazzle. I created a collection featuring all the products based on this piece. If there’s a product I haven’t created yet, just ask! Below is an example of one of my favorites, the Macbook Case!