Saturday, November 22, 2014

IT'S ME AGAIN!

It's Me Again

I needed a small self portrait as an exchange with another artist, so I covered over a piece of paper for the third time and started in.  I don't remember what was on the first layer, but the second was a collage that didn't go well so I used a soft brayer and covered the colored papers with gesso and then, while the gesso was wet, laid a piece of lace on top and pressed more gesso over the piece.  I like how the pattern is dimensional but not a true lace pattern.  I hope I can reproduce this texture again.  it seems that every little element contributes to the final texture...ie, how dry or wet the brayer is, the consistency of the gesso, the surface of the substrate etc, etc.  I covered a clean sheet of watercolor paper in this process, hoping to get the same texture.  Tomorrow I will see if I achieved my goal.

I used the beautiful QOR watercolors, new from Golden Paints.  They seem very rich and rewet easily.   I am surprised that I find a difference from other quality brands, but I think I do.  It will take some more painting to confirm my impressions.  

7 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

AMAZING!

Sadami said...

Hi, Myrna, wonderful. I always learn from your creativity and dead honest approach. Thank you for sharing the info. Best wishes, Sadami

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh I do so love the texture in this piece; I am reminded of masa paper works.

barbra koenig said...

I love the texture, it is so alive and creative. I have always loved your art and pick up bits of techniques that are priceless.

Hastypearl said...

I can't imagine you painting on a fresh, flat piece of paper! I'm assuming that you do, but wouldn't that seem boring;) Laura

Meera Rao said...

Challenges always pull the best out of you :) love the colors and the textures as always !Happy holidays!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I have been falling behind keeping up with notes. Happy Holidays to all!

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