Monday, July 30, 2012
($60.00.....6" x 6" ......mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)
"Time and space create room for reflection." To set aside time and be in the right space makes reflection an intentional act. It has to be done intentionally in this day and age because of the millions of interruptions within a day. It is definitely worth the effort!
The technique used to create this pouring medium piece is quite simple and yields very positive results. I did make some gestural pencil marks on the paper before doing the "pour". The first pour was over the entire sheet of paper with Titanium White, Pouring Medium, and a bit of water. The addition of the water makes it flow easier and gives a nice even layer over the entire sheet. The next layer was Green Gold and Pouring Medium making a large band from edge to edge, but not covering the whole paper. I then lifted the paper in diagonal corners and moved and titled the paper over a shallow cookie sheet which caused the white and green gold to mingle and create a soft texture.
The last step was to place the piece on wax paper where it would stay until dry and then pour small bands of black + medium...quinacridone magenta + quinacridone burnt sienna + medium....and cadmium orange + white + medium. That's it! No more external manipulation at this point. Simply let it dry overnight.
The initial stage of white and green gold can be changed to white plus any other color. I think it works better to use a very light color. Remember that any dark color engulfing the whole page is very "scary". This process will give you some nice solid shapes as well as a few that are diffused. And fortunately, I had worked on the word "reflection" for another project so that part was printed on silk tissue paper and collaged to the support. As those of you know who do lettering, it can take longer to create this kind of lettering than it does to paint and prepare the rest of the piece. It is also easier to create on a blank sheet of paper rather than on the top of this type of background. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.
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