Sunday, June 8, 2014

MAKING IT YOUR OWN!





I took a workshop from Derek Gores a while back.  It was lots of fun and I love his work.  The problem for me was to figure out  how to incorporate the ideas from his workshop into my work and not have it look so derivative. I had this imaged started on a nice gallery canvas with the torn magazine collage in black and white.  I had set it aside because I never could decide how to continue.     Yesterday, I was inspired to collage the entire piece with various tissues I had patterned with gesso using my Gelli Plate.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize I had never photographed the image after the initial magazine collage.  So, we have to start with the second step, covered with gesso tissue.  

Today, I took out my liquid watercolors and painted over all the collage papers .  I may play with the shadow pattern a bit but basically, I think it is done.  I think I will do a few more of these with some slight variations.

5 comments:

Maywyn Studio said...

I like the weave of textures and color. Very nice work

Jo Murray said...

That's fabulous Myrna!

Kim Minichiello said...

Very nice the texture is fantastic in this one!

Patty Henderson said...

This is really interesting! I love Derek Gores' artwork, lucky you to take his workshop. And I learned yet another technique will the gelli plate! Gesso on tissue paper, what a great idea!

Beth Fowler said...

Found a 2008 Artist magazine with your quote: "Art is in the doing. It isn't important how it turns out. The process is where the pleasure, the learning and the experience take place. A day without some sort of creative endeavor is a wasted day." Right on! The magazine was in a pile of other art mags that George Clark is giving away, as he is downsizing. Love your work, Myrna.

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