ZIP IT!

A contemporary mixed medium painting, absolutely SMASHING to see LIFE!

(Unfortunately a picture can never show how it looks in reality)
2nd photo: Excerpt of Louis Vuiton zipper

WHAT I DID:

I added cheese cloth, scraps of archival matte paper, sheet music and many (very thin) layers of gloss medium & varnish (which is still workable after it dries).
These layers softened the plies of the cheese cloth.

This piece has a metal, yet a very soft look.
Main color is black and gold with here and there some red and blue.

I invite you to hoover over the painting with the zoom to see the details.

Momentarily this piece is exhibited in the in the show for Art Instructors at the library of the University of Delaware, Wilmington Campus.

ZIP IT! can be hung horizontally as well as vertically.
My students said: it's either female or masculine.



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Ron Halfant 20 Jul 2015

beautiful

George Wallis 20 Dec 2014

awesome colors and textures, very cool work

John Cappello 08 Mar 2012

SUPER WORK YOU ARE AN AWESOME ARTIST

steve kearney 02 Feb 2012

I found the zippeer using the zoom function! It's a marvelous mixtuure of textures!

Artist Reply: Thank you Steve!

surekha rao 05 Jan 2012

Absolutely amazing, Olga! Just great!!