Everybody probably knows by now that I like concrete. Cracked and crumbled concrete textures make me all giddy and giggly and inclined to twitch. I wish there was a way to visit downtown Detroit without fear for my life, but hey, them's the breaks.
Previously, my love affair with concrete has always been a digital one. But t'other day, somewhat at random, I decided to try getting some background textures by breaking the rules of how one is supposed to apply gesso (sand between coats, my ass!) and got something that looked a good bit like concrete. This excited me to no end. So I did what I always do when faced with a cool texture--I put a chameleon frog on it. 'Cos you can hardly ever go wrong with a frog.
I have a feeling more concrete frogs may be forthcoming, or similiar beasts, since there are currently three canvas/boards in various stages of being concreted lying strewn about my studio floor.