Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ON A ROLL!


I just finished this painting today.  It is another watercolor on a reconstructed Tyvek surface.  I love how the paper impacted the final image.  This is a portrait of a lovely gentleman I met at the opening of the National Watercolor Society reception for the annual International show.  I asked to take his photo but failed to get his name.  If anyone recognizes him, please sent me more information.  

7 comments:

Christine Peterson said...

I love to see your new work on this blog. Congrats on another beautiful painting.

RH Carpenter said...

You certainly are on a roll with these portraits! Keep going and I love seeing how you paint on the Tyvek (now have to go back and read about deconstructed Tyvek and what you glue it on to for the substrate).

Jay Neal said...

Where can I read about deconstructed Tyvek. Also, where is a supply place for Tyvek?
I love your work. Someday, I'm coming to a workshop.

Myrna Wacknov said...

The term deconstructed tyvek is one I made up! It describes my process of tearing up a painting I did on Tyvek which wasn't to my liking. You have to make a cut in the paper to be able to tear it. Once you start tearing you will see the paper is made of at least 3 layers which tear apart unevenly. I glue it back down on another failed painting, usually on watercolor paper but it could be another surface. I put the painted side of the Tyvek face down so that color shows but not the image. I like to paint a new watercolor painting on this reconstructed surface, so i use YES glue because it accepts watercolor when it is dry. Matte Medium will glue the Tyvek down but be too plastic to accept watercolor. If you intend to paint a new painting on this surface with acrylic paints, then matte medium is fine to use. You can buy sheets of tyvek from www.allweatherblueprints.com in quantities of 25 sheets at a time. Be sure and get the larger size. If you just want to tear up Tyvek, you can get free envelopes at the post office but there is some printing on them. I hope this helps.

Leada Wood said...

Thanks for explains the term deconstructed Tyvek. I am going to try this!

Jay Neal said...

Thank ou! Just ordered the Tyvek. Wish you were closer to Texas. I sure love your work.

Myrna Wacknov said...

It has been a while since I have been in Texas but I would love to return. Perhaps we can make that happen!

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