Friday, February 5, 2016
Stillman & Birn Alpha Series
I love working the pages of a Stillman & Birn Alpha series. I've used the Alpha, Beta , Gamma and Zeta and cherish them all. I applied layers of watercolor and wiped some off with a rag. Then I added Liquitex Gesso and wiped some of it with a rag. I repeated these steps until I had a chalky looking background.
I used a micron #3 pen to draw the woman. I covered it with two layers of gesso until a white ghost-like shape resulted. I added collage ephemera and then drew the woman and baby.
I used Schmincke watercolors to add the base colors and highlighted areas with Prisma colored pencils.
That's an office supply stamp in the bottom corner and up the left side of the page.
I like the discovery of experimenting with products that aren't intended to be used together such as watercolor over acrylic gesso.