I have discovered a new material that I looooove working on: Tar Paper -- often called roofing felt. Artist, Ardith Goodwin, is a guest on the upcoming season of Make It Artsy and she demonstrated what a fantastic painting surface it is. I came home from the filming and ordered a roll. I immediately lopped off a big piece and created this painting:
I'm hooked! It's a substrate that takes a serious beating and keeps on ticking. It's inexpensive. It comes in HUGE rolls. I am a happy camper! Here are some details from the painting I created:
And here it is, hanging by my back door:
If you're interested in seeing more Tar Paper Art:
- Ardith Goodwin's Tar Paper "Floor"
- Suzan Shutan Tar Paper Installations
- Phyl's Roofing Felt Blog Post
- Trés Taylor: Tar Paper Artist
Personally, I'm considering making a Tar Paper journal. I think it will take a serious beating and be super fun to work in!
Thanks for stopping by!