Saturday, February 15, 2014

NEXT!

texture self portrait stage 2
I spent hours creating line drawings of lots of photos with TRACE yesterday.  By reversing the direction of this image, it seemed to compliment the light/dark pattern .  I hope to keep much of the collage patterns visible in the end.  I will try to play around with painting ideas with a digital program before I actually put paint to paper.  Stay tuned!

12 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You make drawing look so easy and I know it isn't. I like that you are using your apps to build your piece prior to painting. That is a neat idea!

DawnMcL said...

Love the background! Did you create it using pre-painted tissue papers? Also looks like some stamping or stenciling?

barbra koenig said...

Love the tracing. So much emotion.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Sherry, drawing becomes easier the more you practice. You know that saying 10,000 hours! Work with a pen instead of pencil to build confidence.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Dawn, These are Gelli Plate printed tissue. You can use stamping and stenciling with Gelli Plates. I have a blog post with some of the papers. Look back a few posts.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Barbra. Body language helps with expression.

Jo Murray said...

Oh boy, this works SO well Myrna.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Jo. It's not done yet, so we will see what happens next!

Kim Minichiello said...

Can't wait to see where this one will go! I love the collage work you are doing for the backgrounds.

Mike b said...

Love this! Is there a way to get a lot of texture background just using watercolor as the media but other methods of applying?

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Mike, Yes, tons of ways. Judy Morris has a fabulous salt technique you can find in her dvd, stamping, pressing saran wrap into a wet wash, wax paper onto a wet wash, dry brush, on and on. The library and the internet should get you some ideas.

Hastypearl said...

Myrna, I love reading the comments and your answers on this blog. You are so OPEN and generous with your knowledge. I recently attempted to read a well known artist blog, and had to quit, after the last rebuke she did of one of her readers. It seems, that the reader was to have intuitively known better than to ask such a question of someone who had such esteem for herself! So, yes, we can dig stuff out for ourselves, and sometimes, we should, but your open heart is touching! Your work is provocative and singular. So on, we follow! Laura

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