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Grannyof5
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.
Jean

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

ciao, rapolina.

surreal
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.

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

Fagan
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!

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

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

Healer
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.

Andy

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

Grannyof5
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.
Jean

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

Nisha:D

somerset
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.