Abstract In Pastels

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Abstract In Pastels by Heather Miller

Title: Abstract in Pastel
Year: 2012
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.

The Story:

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!

Pastel Rainbow Abstract Laptop Sleeve Sleeve For MacBooks