($400.00....18" x 24"....300lb HP mounted on a 2.00" depth clayboard)
(Hebrews 4: 12...NIV)
This is a larger work created for an exhibit for Open Doors Gallery at Hill Country Bible Church. There is a conversation going on between the colors, textures, transparent prints on silk tissue paper, and plain rice paper over colors and text. I deliberately kept particular areas white or light enough to add some lettering.
The cool thing about this technique is that if you don't have enough lighter areas at the end of the process, you can simply add some more plain rice paper. Metal leaf or metallic paint can also be added at the end to bring some illumination to the entire piece. In this case, I used one of my favorites...Gold Orange (Holbein Acryl Gouache) which has more of an orange look to it than most golds and creates a nice contrast with the purples.
It's a very absorbing process and great fun to put together. Preparing all of the pieces takes as much time as adhering them to the board. And it also helps to have an extra table or two to lay everything out so you can see everything at once. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.