Friday, March 25, 2011

NEXT IDEA!



The last painting was more detailed than I really wanted, so I thought for awhile about a new approach.  With the help of Photoshop Elements, I created a "notan" 2 value pattern.  Using a failed painting, I drew the shapes of the light pattern on with a brush and gesso.  Then I brushed a dark value of Dr. Martin's Hydrus over what was left.  When that layer dried, I collaged some stamped collage paper over part of the painting, then covered the entire page with plain white tissue.  So far I like the effect.  I going to go slowly so I don't get too fussy.

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, I wish I was standing over your shoulder as you explained this while you were doing it. Admittedly a tad lost, but it seems this was how your last beautiful piece came about too, or close to it. I eagerly await seeing what it ends up!

David Lobenberg said...

Unlike Autumn, I DID stand over your shoulder (today at Gallery Concord). It was great, as always, kibitzing with you. Hope I didn't bug the you-know-what out of you as you were painting with sticks, Hydrus, Dr. Martin, Tombow pen, flat brush, and lizard lick. What the heck, I couldn't have bugged you too badly as your painting is progressing quite beautifully! Seeya next time.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Autumn, sometimes just knowing a little gives you an idea to follow and you come up with a new approach that no one has attempted yet! Go for it!

Myrna Wacknov said...

David, it was a treat to be able to spend the afternoon with you. Hope we can do it again soon.

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