Hi all y’all!
Lulu White has been selected to be in the gallery at 1901 Royal Street for Dirty Linen Night.
Dirty Linen Night is a “… less fashion-conscious alternative to the city’s biggest art party, White Linen Night, which takes place a week earlier in the warehouse arts district.” (NOLA.com)
I am super excited to be in the gallery on Dirty Linen Night. Last year, 10,000 people attended.
I have an idea to paint this prostitute of Storyville leaning against the window frame, inside a reclaimed window frame. I am using a window screen, because the wood is lighter.
This is the beginning.
This is two steps backwards. I painted areas of black, gold and yellow ochre on the background. I wanted depth and a little intrigue, but not distraction. I added puddles of rubbing alcohol to disperse the paint and lend mystery.
I used this technique on Shotgun Angel for the starry sky. Because this painting is on birch plywood, it ran onto the woman, especially her face. When I wiped the alcohol off of her face, it pulled all of the paint off, down to the original black gesso. (Sorry, no photo)I am repairing and repainting. The repair is a layer of white gesso. Then light sanding to make it smooth.
Wood is a more difficult substrate to paint on. The paint sits on top of the wood, so I can’t be wild with the strokes.
Speaking of Dirty Linen, there is this…
Walt Handelsman‘s cartoon.
People often tell me that I sound so happy. This will balance that a little. David Duke is running for Senate from Louisiana. Lord help us.
Here in New Orleans, it is the last days of summer. Teachers in the parish where my daughter and sweet darlin’ teach go back to work on Wednesday.
Hate to see summer end.