Friday, November 6, 2009

2ND BLEACH PAINTING EXPERIMENT



After completing the first bleach painting, I wondered what would happen if I used different dilutions of ink and bleach. That's what this painting is investigating. I let the computer do the hard work and broke the image down into 4 values, printed out the results and used that as my guide. I drew the shapes of the values in with a charcoal pencil and then painted away. This ink is decidedly blue when diluted. I let stage one dry, then went about bleaching out the ink areas. I diluted the bleach about 50/50 and it seemed to work. There was practically no odor, so this is a good discovery. I played around with a little stamping. I can't seem to help myself! I'm not sure if I took too much off or not. Tomorrow I will be sitting at Gallery Concord, so I will take my paints and put the color in. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh ... wow! The effect is so unique and expressive. I am wondering, however, how you neutralize the chemical effects of the bleach on your surface so there's no future reaction. Fascinating.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, This is fascinating! I'm always in awe at your spirit of investigation and adventure. And, the bleach doesn't bother the paper? Look forward to more.

Dan Kent said...

You amaze me with your experimentation! Everytime I am hesitant to try something in my art, I resolve to think of you!

Cynthia said...

This is a very inspiring piece.
Wonderful!!!

meera said...

Love your gutsy experiments and the resulting unique paintings! the strength of your magnificent drawings always shows thru all your paintings :) wonderful!

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