Tuesday, February 7, 2012
($40.00......6" x 6" mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Trouble and chaos are gone after the light of truth passes through." Reality is a stubborn thing. It really doesn't matter what anyone says or thinks in a given situation if it's not the truth. Facing the reality about ourselves is probably the most difficult, but it is peaceful and life changing when we do.
The division of space and the contrast between the upper and lower sections of the piece were the deciding factors in cropping this piece. It is a perfect illustration of not allowing the intense colors mixed with the pouring medium to cover the entire space. The color on the outside edge of the pour (green) naturally bled a bit since the entire sheet of paper was very wet. You can imagine how scary it would be to have the upper half be present over the entire piece, especially when using direct complements.
When setting up to use pouring medium, cut or tear enough pieces of paper to do several at a time. There are times when you might do 4-6 sheets and only have two that you can really use. Also, don't forget to wear disposable gloves. This medium is very difficult to get off of your hands. I have also bought some aluminum baking pans for the purpose of allowing the excess medium and water drain into when holding the sheet up in the air to manipulate the direction of the pour.
The lettering has varying weights, uneven baseline, and changing directions to help describe the meaning of the quote. Just a few more things to try or think about.
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