Saturday, March 1, 2014

EVOLUTION 2

EVOLUTION 2

Yesterday I decided I wanted to do some string drawings.  If you missed my post on this fun way to draw, you take a long mop string, dip one end into a bottle of ink and then try to draw with this dangling, limp noodle.  Very interesting drawings result.  I have a large supply of blank newsprint paper that I usually use for this exercise.  Here is the drawing I created.

MOP STRING DRAWING EVOLUTION 2

I must have attempted 5 or 6 images.  This is the only one I liked.  Next I decided to see how newsprint would take to mono printing with my large Gelli Plate.  When you add acrylic to even the cheapest  paper, it adds stability and functionality.  I thought I could practice mono printing ideas on the paper I just drew on.  Here is the drawing after I covered it with multiple mono printing passes.

GELLI PLATE MONO PRINT EVOLUTION 2

The original drawing was pretty much obscured by the printing, so I wanted to see if I could paint a decent painting on this low grade paper.  I spread acrylic gel over an old unsuccessful painting that had collage on it and bonded the mono print on top.  

Today I painted on top with heavy acrylic using a credit card and a coffee stirrer like a palette knife.  The collage under the paper gave the surface a rough texture so the paint went on very brokenly when scraped across.

STAGE ONE EVOLUTION 2 PORTRAIT

When I got it this far I was unhappy with the right eye and I needed to make further adjustments to the shape of his face.    Here is the final result with a few details.  Surprisingly, I can use this paper to do finished paintings on.  Wahoo!





So, here's the question:  Would this painting be considered a collage since it is painted on a single sheet of paper with nothing glued on top?


7 comments:

Randy Carboni said...

Love the idea of drawing with the mop string. I use the dropper on the ink bottle top to draw.

Joyfulartist said...

I don't know if it would be considered a collage or not. What I do know is that you can paint a marvelous painting on just about anything!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I wouldn't call this a collage but I sure love the beautiful effects you achieved with this method. There is an almost haunting quality that is hard to capture...an amazing piece, Myrna!

Mary Paquet said...

I would say it is not a collage. It is a painting adhered to a sturdy support.

Great piece -- I can't believe how many ways you find to vary texture and line!

barbra koenig said...

I don't really think it would be a collage if the textures are paints and inks. However, when I see your incredible work, I think you can call it whatever you want. I loved the ink drawing. I seem to be drawn to line drawings. You amaze me.

Jo Murray said...

Myrna...your portraits are sublime...no matter what the medium.

Meera Rao said...

Such wonderful lines, textures and colors! and I don't think its a collage btw - but a unique painting for sure :)

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