Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The extended life of my jeans
A few of my jeans on the floor of my studio.
All of my jeans (and the ones of my daughter) have a second life. I wear them when I paint, so I don't have to be cautious with the paint. I wipe off my hands, palette knifes and brushes without having to think. I can splatter with the paint, I can feel free to do as I please. The textile is thick, so the paint doesn't get through it and ends on the skin of my legs.
As you can see on this picture, after a while thick layers arise. Sometimes it feels like leather. Anyway, it's a nice rough skin. They can be washed in the machine, no loss of colors! Great quality, the paint I use! I continue to wear a pair of jeans until they get too heavy. I'm very glad my daughter is convinced that she's got to wear the latest fashion models, so I never run out of new old jeans.