Saturday, June 18, 2011
I didn't like the drawing I had on this painting, so I took all the divisional tape off and put it under water to wash everything off. I was very surprised that there was very little color lifting! I thought everything would wash off the gessoed surface. Fortunately, the walnut ink drawing did completely disappear. That was the good news. The bad news was that I had been developing the center top square to a much more finished state, didn't like it and now it didn't match the other eight. Fortunately, the Mr. Clean magic white foam cleaning square scrubbed off the extra paint and I was able to get that section to look like the others. I redrew the images with a dip pen and acrylic ink. I decided not to re-tape the sections and painted them in with the acrylic ink instead. Now I have to neutralize the backgrounds a bit and subdue the pattern so it is more subtle. I am really feeling my way along with this painting. I'm not sure I will like it when I am done but we'll see how things go. One thing I re-learned is to work all the panels at the same time so they stay related.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:53 PM