Friday, March 11, 2011

MOVING AHEAD!

I sat at the gallery today and took lots of art to work on.  It was a very productive day.  We had a fair amount of visitors for a change, including my friend, Bonnie, accompanied by Beth.  Beth has a great sketch blog you can check out at http://bethbourland.wordpress.com/  What a wonderful surprise.  

I found some different tissue in my supply bin.  It is archival acrid free tissue by Lineco and it is stronger than what I normally use.  I think I bought it because it was on Anne Bagby's DVD but I never used it.  I was able to draw with a coffee stirrer stick on this tissue and I used red India Ink.  Some went through the tissue and caused the paper to stick to the gator board in spots but it didn't tear when I carefully pulled it away.  Here are the two drawings I did.  I can move them around and even turn them over if I want to change the direction of some of them.  I am excited about this way of trying out various compositions.
After I drew these images, I decided to paint on another page I had prepared a few days ago.  This one is  sharpie pen drawing on good quality tissue, collaged on top of an abstract collage design.  I purchased some Dr. Ph Martin's Spectralite Liquid Acrylics and wanted to try them out.  I like the paints very much.  I added some white ink where needed.    I'm not sure if I should cut this painting apart and mat each image separately.  I may use a little gloss medium as it looks quite matte and I can't decide if like the contrast that exists now.  Always so many little decisions.  


13 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

What beautiful and unique work you do! I am in awe!

meera said...

Love the lines in your drawings --especially the double sketch

RH Carpenter said...

I like what you've been doing here, Myrna :) I liked the almost ghostly effect of the face above the other, watching, looking down. Now that you painted the top one, it doesn't seem to have the same effect so I think I would cut them into two paintings. I may have to try out the liquid acrylics (I've heard of people using them but have never tried them - I'll have to see how they are different from fluid acrylics).

Kay said...

I really enjoy these. I am using inks and watercolors and Glitter!!! Hey when you don't know what you are doing..some glitter can make it all better!!! I am going today to buy some more ink..maybe I will try the Doc Martins

Ruth Armitage said...

I love the variety of line that you get with the coffee stirrer! Beautiful work as always...

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, Your drawing and painting is inspiring! Stunning!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you Autumn Leaves and Meera. I love that you take the time to comment.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Rhonda, the ghostly effect is more in the poor photography adjustment on my part than in the actual piece. The fluid acrylics are more the consistency of acrylic ink but more mat in appearance. Very transparent which I like. They also dry very quickly on the page which is helpful for my fast style of painting.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Kay, I like that you add sparkle to the page! That's one idea I haven't tried, yet.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Ruth, I enjoy drawing with non conventional materials. It adds to the expressive quality of the work.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Peggy, thanks for the kind words. I am happy I am able to still follow what you are creating. Miss your blog!

Kani said...

Hi! Excuse my prosaic question: I own a set of Dr. Ph Martin's Spectralite inks. The thing is, they are mostly dry (I inherited it). Do you know how can I revive it?

Thanks, great art!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Kani, Dr. Martin makes a number of different paint sets. The one you have is not light safe so will fade. Too bad because Spectralite has very beauitful vibrant colors. You might want to use them in a sketchbook or something that does not get exposed to much light. I use Hydrus line which is light fast, pure watercolor. I also like their liquid acrylic line.

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