Friday, February 6, 2009

Overcast

ROUGH: having a surface marked by course irregularities, uneven protuberances, or turbulent ridges; not smooth.

CAST: to form into a particular shape

ROUGHCAST: to create roughly, without nicety or elegance and with asperities and inequalities.

Roughcast Five - Sold. Thank You!


mixed media art



Roughcast 6


mixed media art




Ingredients: watercolor paper, altered paper, handmade paper, found ephemera, acrylic paint, wax pastels, rub on numbers, found wood object, gel medium transfer, pigment ink, dye ink, colored pencil, masking tape. 9 1/4" x 4 1/4". click images to enlarge.

Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.

21 comments:

jazworks said...

Lots of energy and excitement in these. May not have the niceties, but certainly complete in my book- from A to Z and with numbers complete. Love the colors, layering, design and compostion of the pieces. See lots of increased intensity in each work as you move toward the lower area in the pieces. Great addition to your whole roughcast series. Thanks for sharing these great artworks with us! Jill

~Barb~ said...

Quite intense, Seth..both of these. You'd think with the blues and greens they would be more etheral but they are both exciting to me. I really love #6...the colors, the woman, all of it. You know I love your work, every time.
smile. be free. have fun.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Chris said...

i'mnot looking. no, i'm not.
i looked before i knew not to look, but now i'm not looking.



oh, sure. peeking. but not looking!

Philip said...

Interesting set.

Gillian McMurray said...

I love the little green/yellow and black dots down the side of Roughcast five. It amazes me how one little element can make a whole piece sing. Both are beautiful pieces.

Mary Buek said...

Seth, now I know what I do. . . roughcast. Definitely.

Laura Pace said...

Out of the series so far, Six is my favorite. "They" say the viewer takes a personal story from the art if they connect, and I really do with this one. That's me balancing through my life now, since my brain tumor, having to think everything through. But I'm still up there, I haven't fallen! Whew that's a lot of heaviness so early in the day. Gotta go do something fun!

Kimmie said...

These are beautiful! I didn't see the person on RC6 until I clicked to enlarge it. There is so much detail to see in the enlarged pictures - as would be with seeing them in person. Simply beautiful!

Jason said...

I think I'm going to be using the word "roughcast" today. My favorite is the first "5" It reminded me of an album cover for a band I used to follow...

http://music.aol.com/song/5ive/292678

ginny said...

Seth,
I love this whole roughcast technique and the results.

LisaHoffman said...

HHmmmm......
I'm thinking that this aqua-scratchy-streety thing that you're working would be perfect wallpaper.
I'll start prepping a wall NOW....

3rdEyeMuse said...

your textures make me swoon.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your " rough cast" pieces are great... and I love your title and can feel your intense love of the whole artistic process! Thanks for sharing, Roxanne

J and Z said...

i really like the colors and energy of these so much, seth, beautiful....

Robyn said...

The energy in your work is very exciting to the eye. The layers and texture...yummy. I love Roughcast 5.

grrl+dog said...

chomp chomp chomp..

lots to chew on here..

Interesting restrint in the colors here, very springy. Loving the texture.

Kathy McCreedy said...

Hi Seth! SO lovely! I love the colors you chose and the composition... very nicely done! Hope all is well with you and yours... I hope to get a bundle of paper outside so that I can join your collaboration... I'll let you know if I'm able to pull it off! I'm stumped at trying to figure out what to put outside... do I want to put out an old journal of mine? Or shall I use some recent calligraphy practice done on Arches textwove? Hmmm... it really shouldn't be so hard, should it?!? Have a great day, take care! xoxo

ooglebloops said...

Well done - as usual!!! :>)

Kelly said...

Hey, Seth, I really like these pieces. So cool. Love the colors. Now my fingers itch to hold a paint brush so I must go paint, too.

redchair said...

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Evangeline said...

Hi Seth! I just disccovered your blog and etsy shop yesterday, and I find myself coming back for just one more look!...and then just one more again... I think your work is incredible. I'm looking forward to checking out your earlier posts!