Monday, July 9, 2012

HALF WAY THERE!

50/50 #17

50/50 (17)
Although I am posting #17, I have completed 25 drawings on the backgrounds.  This means I am half way there!  This background is Tyvek, some painted, some not partially covering the watercolor paper.  I painted the paper first rather than putting a wash on after gluing down the tyvek.  That left the unpainted tyvek white.  These are subtle differences but I wanted to see the final effect with as many variations as I could.  This will be very useful to me in the future.  I am liking how I can get ink to look more like charcoal in many of these images.  

I watched a video of Gerhardt Richter painting yesterday.  You can see it on my Pinterest video board.  The most interesting thing to me is his home made personal painting tools.  I am going to ponder this idea a lot more.  The coffee stirrer is an unconventional drawing tool.  What else out there can be used as a drawing or painting tool.  This is an intriguing way to have personal mark making that makes work unique and distinguished.  

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I'm not sure why but this one is my favorite thus far. Absolutely exquisite drawing. One of the bloggers I follow uses a stick for drawing at times.

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