Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I started to get nervous about proceeding with my idea. How would it look? I would hate to ruin all these drawings if my concept turned out "not so much"! I am usually impatient and rush ahead, but today I decided to try a smaller version (15 x 15) to see the visual effect before I tackled the large (30" x 30") version. Glad I did! First off, I realized I needed to spray the papers with acrylic to keep some of the ink from smearing. Not all of the drawings were done with permanent ink. I had forgotten that little detail!
I added tissue paper over the top after collaging the drawings down. I purposely added a some gesso stamped tissue in a few places to see what the effect would be. It obscures the drawing too much. I will leave that out of the large version.
After the collage paper was dry, I drew an image in ink with a stick. I didn't think the line was strong enough against the background, so I went over it with the wide Copic marker.
I finished the painting with acrylic used in a transparent way. I added some white gesso to recapture some lighter values. These areas become more opaque but you can still see some of the background influences.
Final evaluation: Like the overall idea. I need to be a little more careful in my drawing so it doesn't get so "cartoon" like. I find the heavy dark line a bit too strong. I think I can tackle the larger painting with confidence now that I have worked out my strategy.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Those of you who are regular followers know that : 1. love to paint on Tyvek and 2. I am always looking for ways to recycle failed paintings.
I also have been invited to give a short demo and art lesson during the California Watercolor National Exhibit this summer. The morning session will be young kids and the afternoon session will be adults (many who are not artists, I think)
Tonight I was looking at Nancy Standlee's blog and found new ideas for Tyek. By following the links on here blog, I found this video on how to make a wallet from a Tyvek envelope. I didn't know they sold these envelopes unprinted at the office supply store! I can't wait to try it. This will be my art project for the CWA art lesson. How fun is this going to be? Thanks, Nancy, for all the inspiration. Be sure and check out her blog at http://nancystandlee.blogspot.com/ She has shared a wonderful workshop she attended recently with wonderful slide shows.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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Monday, March 1, 2010
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