Stitching Stories in the Clouds

©Susan Snipes
“Stitching Stories in the Clouds“
Acrylic, graphite, pastel powder, wax crayon on panel
12 x 12 x 0.75 inches, framed at 14 x 14 x 2 inches

I use smaller scale paintings to explore media, ideas, ortechniques. This painting started as an experiment in incorporating pencil drawing directly onto apainted surface. A super soft pencil (9BXX) created the thick dark lines.

I was enchanted by the result and added more planes of lines to shape the clouds. The stitches are a way to see behind the scenes of how a painting is built, how clouds are formed, and how stories are constructed.

This painting is part of Susan’s solo exhibition “Potential Energy”.

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