Sunday, March 6, 2011

NO GRASS GROWING UNDER MY FEET!

I am working on my Kanuga presentation.  I am thinking I will collage a drawing onto the altered surface and then paint from there.  I am trying different variations of this idea.  This drawing was done on some sort of Japanese paper I have.  The drawing was done with a coffee stirer and ink.  I really liked the results.  The surface of this paper is very soft  and is difficult to collage down because it starts to fuzz up a bit.  I put it over a surface that I had used ink and bleach on.  The bleach causes the ink to turn brown and yellowish. It continues to bleed through with interesting results.  I like this piece the way it is and don't think I want to add color to it.
This piece is tissue paper with a sharpie ink drawing on top collaged onto a piece that had very colorful, high gloss collage on it.  I love the random color that shows through the tissue.  I will definitely paint on top of this page.

This page had a red ink drawing on tissue collaged over a collaged background.  I am leaning toward this idea but need to see how the red line works into the painting.  
This was an experiment to see how a drawing on newsprint would work as collage material.  I was surprised to see it allows the background to subtly show through and works well as collage material.  I added the magenta ink while it the sheet was still wet so it bled.  I'm not sure I like that result but I can add paint on top and modify the effect.  

I need to finalize my ideas so I can stop stressing over this demo.

8 comments:

Cory said...

I really like the first painting ( I like all your work) just the way it is...the stamping is wonderful, reminds me of Anne Bagley's work.

Martha Kisling said...

I just discovered your blog and LOVE your work! So fun to see the different techniques that you are experimenting with.

RH Carpenter said...

The first painting is good as is - no more color needed. And I'm enjoying your work as you think about your program and what you're going to show - you could teach for a week and still have more and more to share so I hope you end up there doing a weeklong sometime (if you do, count me in). Good luck (well, shoot, you don't need it). Just let those folks know they don't have to draw as well as you do to do all these things :)

meera said...

Thanks for the show and tell and thinking out loud!!! Loving the various looks :)

Sri Debi said...

Just checking in after quite some time. I really like the figure with the magenta ink! Fresh and interesting. Not sure if you altered it or not, but I love it and so glad you got an image of it. You rock Myrna.

Liz Hill said...

I love the first and last, I also love your ability to try anything. Carry on.

Liz Hill said...

the first and last are too great Myrna, so admire your work.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks Liz . I think we have a mutual admiration society here. Hope to meet you in person one day soon.

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