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05-19-2003, 04:24 AM
Having been dried up since Christmas I've taken the plunge.
Joined a class again and used imperial sized paper, scary or what!!
1. We had to draw in paint a still life hung on a wall, no background.
2. Fill in the background with a flat contrasting colour.
3. Apply collage ad lib. (I used strips of platted newspaper, twigs from the garden, and textured wrapping paper )
4. start to paint again, I covered most of it in indian ink as I was so despondent! the original Picture was obliterated.
5. I added more collage, colour and thin white washes, and parts of the original picture seemed to reappear in different places!!
6. I tried to capture parts of these to finish the painting.
7. Don't know if I have finished yet though but have enjoyed the exercise.

05-19-2003, 05:30 AM
wow! your technique is amazing!
i like a lot!!
:clap: :clap:

ciao, rapolina.

05-19-2003, 08:17 AM
It's marvellous!
I will come back to this later.
There are so many areas of interest for the eye to take in, in this piece.
So glad to see your work again.

05-19-2003, 09:38 AM
Very interesting technique and nice work!

05-19-2003, 09:46 AM
It is good to see you back at the paints! I like this technique...and your unique color palette. *SMILE* More! more!

05-19-2003, 12:19 PM
What colours! What texture!

05-19-2003, 08:19 PM
funky. love your collage :D

05-19-2003, 08:49 PM
Whether it's finished or not, it's certainly very nice and appealing. Love the use of colour and texture.


05-19-2003, 09:08 PM
A WC artist whom I very much like would call this 'painting to the aha'.
Well done!

05-20-2003, 02:52 AM
Thank you all so much for your comments.
This technique is quite new to me, and I must admit the abdonment of it is quite exhilerating.
Somerset, could you explain to me what 'painting to the aha' is?
This phrase sounds exciting.

05-20-2003, 10:21 AM
Wow! The texture, the colour... it's all so exciting!
Very interesting process too.


05-20-2003, 10:21 AM
I'll try. The artist I am referring to is JerryW and I recently had the great pleasure of using his phrase to describe one of his efforts.

Using a lot more words than I believe he would, its related to flow and how successfully it is managed/partnered. You had a vision then a disruption. The disruption became a key critical element of the finished piece in a cohesive manner.