Sunday, June 8, 2014
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.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:47 PM