Sunday, February 12, 2012

"The Gift of Love" (unavailable)


"Praying for a friend is the very best gift of love." When searching for just the right gift for a friend or family member, the gift of prayer is often overlooked. It is, however, the gift that will yield the largest return and it's totally free. What a deal!

When creating a piece using for spontaneous techniques, it is not always possible to plan the division of space. However, with a bit of collage and placement of the lettering, it can be much more defined. By stair stacking the quote, I caused it to connect with both bits of collage, creating an interesting division of space that goes from edge to edge. Also, by writing the word prayer in a much bolder style, I created an automatic focal point.

Pouring Medium pieces can truly stand on their own with no lettering even when the shapes are a bit nebulous. Artists are always striving to create images in a way that they look like they just happened effortlessly so this technique really does fit that bill. However, if you want something more complex, lettering and collage pair up with this technique beautifully. It truly is worth exploring. Just something to think about.

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