Friday, March 25, 2011
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.