Tuesday, May 8, 2012
($40.00....6" x 6"....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"A quiet and undisturbed spirit is the prerequisite for listening." In conflict resolution classes, the most important communication skill is listening. We all need to listen more intently to what others are saying.
This is a different approach to the technique of creating a pouring medium piece. The colors here are much more subdued and textures are extremely subtle.
Begin by wetting the paper under the faucet on both sides. (140lb. HP) Have a light medium and dark color premixed and ready to pour. After pouring three or four colors on the paper. Let them blend to your heart's content, holding the paper over a shallow baking dish and spraying and turning the paper until you're satisfied with your background of gradated and diffused color.
Lay the paper on wax paper laid on foam core. Now choose two colors that you used in the first pour and pour them across the paper again, leaving space in between these two colors. Take a fork, toothpick, or corner of an old credit card and run it through these two lines of color. It will not be as blended as the first pour, but will create a very pleasing and subtle texture. (In this piece, my two last colors were raw sienna and brilliant violet plus a bit of raw umber and white.) Just a few more things to think about in manipulating a very spontaneous technique.
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