I am taking a wonderful on line course of working with plaster from Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise. Unfortunately I have had very little time to work with the medium. I have been working on one piece, and after some deliberation with myself, I have decided to show it here. I am not happy with how it is turning out, but hey... it is my first attempt, and so I reminded myself of one of my important "rules" that I try to follow on this creative journey (and in life in general) and that is to be gentle with self....
and with that in mind, and it written on her face here is my first attempt of painting on plaster.
It is a wonderful medium that I am sure I will love when I have used it a bit more, and get more comfortable with how it works.
Here is a close up that you can begin to see the depth of the medium.
And here you can see the whole piece with the unpainted edges. I should have painted the edges as I went along, but I didn't and rather than spend the time now, I have decided to move on and continue to practice and learn in this medium..... of course being gentle with myself along the way.