Friday, March 5, 2010

MORE LIKE A PAINTED DRAWING!

I had a lot of fun making the stamp that I used for the tissue collage paper.  The ink lines are stronger on this piece.  I think I want to use more color instead of black for the drawing part.  Each painting suggests another variation.  

15 comments:

Kathy said...

I like this technique very much. It's similar to Ben Shahn's work which is spectacular. And, the overall mood of the painting is wonderful!

Kass said...

I think I would have only stamped her dress, but then I can't even paint. Like you said, "Each painting suggests another variation." You are so talented.

BrendaJean said...

This is an awesome piece of art. I sense the woman's weariness and the colors and texture patterns are great.

Julie Hill said...

Myrna...I have found your blog via Guy's...and all i can say is WOW!!! This pieces are just fascinating and alive!!I am so excited to follow your work and see what comes next!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Myrna, I'm always fascinated by your lyrical lines. The expression is wonderful.

Dan Kent said...

I find what you are doing very interesting, and wonderful. I draw on a small Moleskine in ink, and then add color. I've tried watercolors without the ink, and so far it hasn't worked for me. I've been considering what I would do when (as I intend) I increase the size and start painting in acrylic. Would I outline the drawings or not? (many of Alice Neel's later works come to mind). Keep at it. These are great!

Beverly Gurganus said...

This piece is so beautiful. I love the effect of the collage and paint.

All your pieces are enjoyable to look at and of a style that I haven't seen before. I added you to my blogroll!

Gaga said...

Love the color and contrast!

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are the master of texture and line!!! Beautifully created.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Kathy, I shall have to study Ben Shahn more carefully. A humbling comparison. Thank you!

Kass, that's the beauty of creating art! We each have different impulses, if you allow ourselves to follow where they lead.

BrendaJean, I am so happy you are creating a "story" to go with the image!

Hi Julie, Welcome to the blog. I look forward to you following along.

Hi Peggy, Thanks for the nice words. If we could fuse your genius for shapes and my penchant for lines, what would we have?

Hi Dan, thanks for the comments. I have not had luck with watercolor on the yellow moleskin book. Try drawing with a fine brush instead of pen and ink when you go to acrylic. Cheap Joe's Lizard's Lick #4 is my absolute favorite for great "caligraphic" lines in painting.

Hi Beverly, Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. It is an honor.

Desiree said...

Another awesome piece, I just can't tell you how much I love these drawings/paintings

Sharon Schock said...

this is wonderful! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog, you are very talented :)

Ann Christine Dennison said...

I love your combination of drawing and painting, the dynamic colours and the textures!

DivaDea said...

What a beautiful piece! She has so much personality.

Sandy said...

Your techniques are wonderful!

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