Painting with polymer

The World Series may be over for 2011, but when you combine a love of baseball and a stellar artistic talent with polymer clay, the game never ends.

Using polymer, Marisol Ross creates three dimensional baseball paintings that will have you believing you’re in the stadium craving hot dogs and Cracker Jacks.

Each sculptural painting captures a different aspect of the game, from famous players and infamous fans to vendors and exuberant action scenes. But Marisol doesn’t limit herself to the baseball diamond, these diners captured my imagination as well.

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  • reply Norma ,

    Great work! I thought I was looking at a picture.

    • reply Alice Stroppel ,

      I thought the same thing when I first saw her work Norma. Fantastic.

      • reply Cassy Muronaka ,

        Me too!

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      The uses for poly clay from a creative mind and talented hands are apparently limitless. Marisiol Ross’ dimensional paintings are beautifully detailed and realistic in capturing motion in a way that DOES make one feel like the are at a baseball game. Seeing them in person must be even more amazing.

      • reply Alice Stroppel ,

        I hope someday to be able to see them up close, Anita. It’s true, polymer clay’s possibilities are endless as Cynthia shows us 5 days a week.

      • reply Maureen Carlson ,

        A delightful surprise is always a good way to start the day! I thought “What is Alice doing now? Posting baseball pictures!”. I keep telling myself to stop making snap judgments. It’s so humbling when I discover my errors.

        Alice, what a wonderful find. I love how polymer clay is a basic art supply that takes on the expression of its user.

        • reply Alice Stroppel ,

          I know, you just didn’t peg me for a fan. But I am a fan of Marisol’s that’s for sure. Thank you Maureen.

        • reply Marlene Brady ,

          Her use of strong contrasting colors and a complex grid of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines are amazing! I could study them for hours. Thank you for the post; such a treat to wake up to.

          • reply Alice Stroppel ,

            Marlene, I have looked at them for long stretches of time and I find something new each time. Thanks.

          • reply Adriana Ayala ,

            Her work is beautiful! 🙂 I love the way she works the light into her paintings! Fantastic! 🙂 Painting with polymer clay is one of my favorites ways to work with this incredible medium! 🙂

            • reply Kit Pallesen ,

              That’s incrediblel!! At first glance I actually thought it was a photo. What a great idea and phenominal technique!

              • reply suzanne ,

                this is incredible! at first, i was also thinking that i was looking at a picture, but then took a closer look on her site and am flabbergasted! polymer clay just takes my breath away when i see some of all the possibilities.

                thanks Alice for sharing!

                • reply Sandra ,

                  Fantastic work! wow I will like to make some special with my clay too.

                  • reply Sandra ,

                    fantastic work congratulation.

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