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Camp Dularge goes artsy fartsy! — 8 Comments

  1. These are beautiful! When you say pulp painting, is she using dyed paper pulp for the pictures? I’ve seen that done and even tried it once with kids at my library–big mess and big fun. But it is not easy.

    Or is there some other method she uses? Whatever, I think she did you proud. Visitors will enjoy (and probably buy) these.

  2. I love, love, love them! I’ve heard of Ellen and I’m familiar with the technique through art classes I took many, many years ago. I went to her website and she even looks farmiliar. Wonder where from? I hope she’s successful selling some of these gems. Her art is just perfect for C.D.

  3. Granny Sue, she starts with recycled paper, grinds into fine shreds in a blender, adds some sort of slimy liquid, then uses pigments to dye it different colors. I’m not sure how she shapes it into a canvas nor how she shapes it into a painting, but she does. Then she uses chalk to highlight the artwork to give it depth. In some of her pieces, she has different textures of yarn, string, fabric, postage stamps, etc. So unique!

    Katy, you would have seen her at Dotter’s wedding!!!!

    Warren, that is a SCARY thought. I hope the clientele do not decide to haul off with one of these babies!

    BW

  4. That is a technique I’d like to see from start to finish. The colors look so vibrant. I want a viewing (of Camp DuLarge and the art work) the next time we’re down on the bayou.

  5. Then it’s like what I thought. Children’s author Denise Fleming makes the artwork for her books using a similar process, and the books are gorgeous. I went to a workshop with her and saw her make a page; then went back to the library and tried it with the kids. It’s fun, but intensive work. I cna’t believe these pictures were made that way because they look like paintings. Beautiful work.

    • Yes, they are beautiful, Sue! She does the “painting” with squeeze bottles, somehow! I’m just amazed at her abilities to do this, but it’s truly her “medium”, I’d say!

  6. You should make people book by credit card the way hotels do, that way if they take off with those prized artworks or fluffy white towels you can just bill them!

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