Tuesday, January 17, 2012

GERALD BROMMER ULTRA TEXTURE WORKSHOP DAY 1 & 2

G BROMMER PAINTING #2 STAGE 1

I forgot to bring my camera home yesterday, so this is the first opportunity I have to post what I have been doing in this wonderful, exciting workshop.  Normally one collages down white  or near white papers and then covers them with gesso.  I decided to try colored papers as part of the mix to see if any of it will show through in the final result.  I always view what I do in a workshop setting is all experimental and don't expect great results.  It's not about making great paintings, it's about trying new things, seeing how these concepts work, which ones you like, which ones don't appeal, etc.

G BROMMER PAINTING #2 FINISHED
Here is the final result after gesso was brushed over the entire surface (forgot to photograph!) then this imaginary image was created.    I was working with Watercolor Sticks and think this is a great surface for this form of watercolor.  As you can see, very little of the painted papers color shows through.

Here are a few more images I have been working on.  The last one feels very unsatisfying but I don't think I am going to waste any more time on it.  
Painting #1 covered with Gesso

PAINTING #1 FINISHED

The color isn't quite right in the photo and the sky should have more detail but you get the idea.

G. BROMMER PAINTING #3

G BROMMER PAINTING #3 FINISHED







4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I so see a tree in that last piece that you aren't caring much for, Myrna. As trees are my favorite thing in nature, I hope you see it too and want to finish this piece. Anyway, I love watching you experiment and I love the almost ghostly sense to these figures in your pieces!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, It looks like you're experimenting with gusto! It would be fun to see these pieces in person. They look mysterious and fascinating!

jane ferguson said...

So much fun,Myrna,I am quite jealous of you.I attended his demo on Sunday and feel in love with the man.Cannot wait to see your results.

Ally Benbrook said...

Myrna, I'm so glad to see this extra info about Gerry. We in San Diego are SO excited that Gerald Brommer will be here for a 5 day workshop in February!!! If anyone has the time available, think about coming, we still have a few openings. February 13-17 2012 $575 More info and register at www.sdws.org
Any questions email me at ally@allybenbrook.com

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