Saturday, April 21, 2012

"Colorful Dreams"

($60.00...6" x 6".....mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"Colorful dreams are hidden in the folds of my mind." Everyone has dreams, visions, and goals of doing glorious things. I like to think of them in bold sweeping color with a never ending hope of becoming reality. It's a grand thought! Embrace it and have a glorious day.

This, of course, is another pouring medium piece. (You can reference other postings for details of how it is done from beginning to end.)  In this piece, there is no external manipulation of the paint whatsoever.

The piece was created on 140 lb. HP. (It is my experience that the hot press papers give the best results with this process.)  Before doing the pour, I made erratic and gestural marks on the paper with a pencil which can be seen in the upper left hand corner underneath the quote. As mentioned before, I have discovered that it is a good practice to coat the wet paper with white or a very pale color over the entire piece before pouring on the other colors. It creates a base for the color to move better. In this case, I used Metallic White. When the other colors were poured onto the paper, side by side, some of the base white mingled with the Pthalo Green to create a "backlit" effect. So you might want to give that a try.

And as a matter of review, you can notice that every corner is different...that some of the paper was left untouched by the bright colors...and that the cropping played up the diagonals. Don't be afraid when cropping to move your mat around at an odd angle to take advantage of every possible dynamic. It is also wise to place your piece while very wet and with the base color applied on the wax paper in a shallow box where it will be left to dry. Pour the colors on the paper at this point and do nothing else until it dries. Don't move it or touch it. It will automatically move on its on and create phenomenal color. So there you have it. Just a few more things to try or think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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