Friday, March 11, 2011
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.