Saturday, June 23, 2012

NUMBER 6! (Actually #5)

50/50 #5
50/50 READY FOR DRAWING

I did four drawings today but decided to post them individually, one a day.  This one has some gesso scraped onto the paper.  Painted the paper with two colors.  When dry, I collaged two different tissue papers on....one is stamped using archival brown stamp pad ink.  The other is a tissue that had been laid on top of wet paint in my watercolor palette, then carefully lifted up and draped over the back of a chair to dry.  This makes wonderful collage paper and uses up paint that would be wiped up or thrown out.  

India Ink applied with a coffee stirrer completes the piece.  I will seal all the pieces with acrylic varnish when I have finished them.  I can still do more to each piece if I feel it needs something.  

You can see the difficulty in photographing the work.  The lower image most accurately reflects the actual color of this small painting.


12 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi,Myrna,
I admire your challenging spirit!
Cheers, Sadami

CrimsonLeaves said...

These are just magnificent, Myrna. I hope you take a photo of them all up on the wall.

Carol said...

Myrna - Are you making up these faces or using a photo reference?

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi carol,
I never make up faces. They would look generic. I use photo references but don't try to get an accurate
Iikeness.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Sherry,
Thank you! I plan to take a photo of the installation. Also will make a book.

david m mc cully said...

really liked your exercise of drawing a face from a photo and then another from that and so on, only did eight in my first series but found it explored the pose and the gesture which were lacking in the first go and will try it again with another photo. dave mccully

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi David,
Wonderful that you were able to use my idea to good advantage. Would love to see the results.

Mary Paquet said...

Myrna, what a terrific challenge and a great way to explore more techniques and expand your repertoire. I am definitely following this series. Love the idea of collage paper made from your palette. You just keep teaching us new ways to work.

jgr said...

Wonderful as always, and thanks for sharing your process, I'd love to try it.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Mary, very generous in your compliments, as always!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you, JGR, I hope you do try some of these ideas.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Sadami, Nice to hear from you again!

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