Thursday, August 9, 2012

TOO SUBTLE?

50/50 #41
This started as a gesso stamped tissue onto white paper then several light glazes were applied.  The pattern barely showed up.  I think if the watercolor paper had been painted with a darker color first, then the paper collaged over, the pattern would show up much more.  So these are the things you learn by making just one change in the procedure.  Each decision makes a difference in the result.  If you want a subtle effect, this is an interesting way to go.

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I like the subtle effect. In fact I was just thinking that the center of the whole display would look awesome with the subtlest and raying out to the darkest pieces around the edges.

RH Carpenter said...

The texture in the collage paper seems to lend itself well to the older aged skin of this model. I think a few more subtle pieces will work within the larger grouping well.

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