Thursday, August 16, 2012

DRAWING NEAR!

50/50 #47

50/50 (47)
This background was created by using gesso on a commercial stamp.  White gesso on white paper can create a subtle effect if glazed like this one with a light wash.  If I used a much darker color, the texture would stand out much more.  The part of the paper without the gesso absorbs the paint much more, creating the contrast.  It's good to learn which techniques don't create so much contrast with the final image but do create some additional interest to the piece.

10 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I calls them like I sees them, Myrna, truly. I think this piece is also perfect and beautiful. You are one of the few artists who sees the beauty in older faces, and you make me see it too.

Katherine Thomas said...

Thats a really cool effect! It's a wonderful drawing too. What is a commercial stamp?

Meera Rao said...

Myrna, I think the eyes take the prize in every single of your portraits in 50/50 :)

Myrna Wacknov said...

As always, Sherry, thank you for your kind words.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Katherine. Glad you like this one. A commercial stamp is simply one you can buy as opposed to one you make yourself.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you, Meera. You are always so encouraging.

Heather said...

Very nice effect! I love learning new things - thanks for sharing!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you, Heather! I, too, love learning new things. I also like to pay it forward.

Karin Lynn Cumming said...

a very, very talented lady you are.....

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you, Karin, for the lovely comment!

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