On Monday we started our four day workshop, the real reason we are in New Orleans this week. (The gumbo and Po' Boys were just a bonus.) Carol Nelson is an talented, innovative artist who is always trying and sharing new techniques and to be in one of her workshops is sheer pleasure.
Day One we did a great piece using Styrofoam plates and supports. Carol came across this method when she discovered that she really liked her mixing palette at the end of the day and tried to think of ways to incorporate it into a piece.
This is one Carol did to demonstrate her technique to the class.
Of course there is a lot more to it than that but it shows you what an innovative thinker she is and what a great sense of color and proportion she has.
Day Two was sort of "found objects" and collage day. Carol makes beautiful collages, specializing
in metal finishes, with an almost industrial feel.
This is one of her metal looking pieces with objects, metal finish, and stamping on it. She uses anything from buttons to bottle caps.