Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
|Purchased this piece of art from Seth Apter|
Pondered about those words stamped on the ribbon all afternoon. Became a bit more friends with them after I added the wash of yellow india ink and the charcoal pencil. But still...nah!
I purchased this piece of art (in the top photo) from Seth Apter. I have it placed in my art studio. I see it every time I sit to think over a painting, to read or meditate. I love those metal stamps and I asked him if he had anymore. Seth surprised me with some when he mailed my package out. I was considering hoarding them instead of using them, but today I realized this is what my piece needed. So I covered those words with two stamps. Thanks for the idea Seth.
|Adhering the collage onto cradle board.|
|Lay paper over the collage and roll with brayer.|
|Place paper on collage and set heavy books until dry.|
|A wash of yellow india ink to blend it all and to age it.|
|Woodless graphite 9B charcoal pencil to shadow bright spots.|
What's next? I will be attaching this to a Utrecht Artist Wood Panel (10 x 10 size, 7/8" Cradled Profile). And the final step will be to decide if I frame it, or build my own creative framing from found objects. Need to ponder on that....
Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Monday, September 16, 2013
|The two completed sheets of painted/textured watercolor paper. Deciding which section to cut for the collage.|
|Cutting roughly a 10x11 size to use as collage. Liked the reds and purples in this section.|
|The pieces waiting for a new design. Just like making your own puzzle.|
|Choosing some words to incorporate. Office supply ink stamps on silk ribbon. We'll see if it works.|
|Yes, I like how adding the gel medium to aadhere it to the substrate made the ink bleed a bit.|
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is painted on a large sheet of watercolor paper. I have viewed the entire video and I can testify that when Seth says he loves working in layers that he means it. As I was watching him demonstrate techniques I found myself saying outloud, "Are you kidding me? Is there more? We're not done yet?" I mean this in a surprised, and good way. He builds from the basement upand he keeps building until he's soaring off the rooftop. If you get his video you'll see that this painted grid is merely the beginning to building layers and a great finished piece.