Monday, February 27, 2012
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:10 PM
Friday, February 24, 2012
|THE CLAN #9|
|TOOLS USED IN THE CLAN #9|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
|THE CLAN #8 on YUPO|
|THE CLAN #8 (STAMPED & PAINTED ON YUPO)|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:52 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|THE CLAN #7|
|THE CLAN #7 DETAIL|
I had the privilege of being the demonstrator for the Society of Western Artists this Saturday. My demo was how to texture a watercolor surface with gesso. I decided to use my Clan series as the subject. I covered the page with two coats of gesso using a sponge roller. This is the first time I had done that and I love the surface it creates! I will definitely be repeating this technique. When that surface had dried, I scraped additional gesso through two different heavy paper stencils from the scrap booking department at the craft store.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:40 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I had an inquiry the other day from someone who needed information about painting on Tyvek. When you Google Painting on Tyvek, I show up in the search. Anyway, this person told me about a company, Civic Duty, he found that makes Tyvek Shoes!!! Wahoo, where can I get some. Here is the link: http://civicdutyshoes.com/core.htm if you are curious. I ordered the white dedication style because it had the most space as I am hoping to be able to paint them up in style! Now I am searching for other clothing possibilities. I found aprons and lab coats but I needed to buy in quantity. I make such a mess when I paint and I am always getting gesso on good clothes. A fun painted lab coat sounds like the perfect solution. The hunt is on!
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 7:42 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
|THE CLAN #6|
|THE CLAN #6 DETAIL|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:31 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
|THE CLAN #5 FINISHED|
|THE CLAN #5 DETAIL|
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 1:04 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:21 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|ACRYLIC INK DRAWING ON COLLAGED SURFACE|
|THE CLAN #4 FINISHED|
So, here is the finished painting. I started out using watercolor but there was too much acrylic on the tissue paper so I wasn't getting much color sticking. I switched to liquid acrylic. Some of the colors are kind of intense and a little unusual. The greens are amazingly bright, so I had to add a neutralizing color. I kept to a basic orange/green palette because it was not something I usually work with.
I feel I am working towards a breakthrough but not there yet. I was disappointed that the original collage barely impacts the color . It's all a learning process. You have to see what happens to understand it. There are always surprises, which is part of the fun!
I have my idea for the next painting. I just received my copy of the CCP new Anne Bagby DVD. I am going to attempt the process she used in the video and apply it to this series. I just spent $$$$ for the Sunday New York Times to get some great fonts.
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Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 6:23 PM
Friday, February 3, 2012
|THE CLAN #3|
I am not totally happy with this one. The far left head is too small and not a good likeness. The likeness probably only bothers me. I enlarged the head on the right but I'm not sure that one is working either. I am beginning to think I should just do the two center heads. I think it would make a compelling image. I am committed to the four heads for twenty paintings, so it will have to wait.
This is a gessoed surface which I texturized. I don't think the texture is showing up in the photo but it does in person. I like the limited palette I used ....Vermillion, Hansa Yellow Deep, Turquoise and some burnt sienna and burnt umber to start with. These are in the Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus line. Using Hansa Yellow Deep which is a yellow orange in portraits keeps the image from looking jaundiced. Yellow can be a difficult skin color to work with . I like the loose handling of the paint in most of the image.
I have tomorrow's painting surface ready to go and the drawing is much more abstracted. We'll see if the next painting comes out anything like what is in my head!
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:18 PM