Friday, September 21, 2012

Pink Flower on 12" Vinyl Record

Since I have several 12" vinyl records sitting around I thought I would paint on one again.  Back in 2009 I did a series of flowers on 12"vinyl records that were in an exhibit in NYC called "Art on Record: Volume II".  You can see them here on my blog:

The experience was so much fun, and the final product makes a unique display, so I collected several albums from my neighbor, which now sit in my art studio waiting to be enhanced by images.  It's a treat to paint on a surface that would otherwise likely be in a landfill, and the slick surface with grooves can sometimes enhance the image.  Other times I prepare the surface with gesso or paint before adding layers of oil that create the image.  On the back side you can see the original album, so it's always fun to read about the music and see the funny old cover images. 

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