Saturday, March 23, 2013

"White As Snow" (Final)

(unavailable......12" x 12....Mixed Media and Kiln Formed Glass on a 1.50" depth Clayboard)

"Though your sins be as scarlet, they can be whiter than snow." (Isaiah 1:18..NCV) I have placed the last draft from yesterday along with the final piece so those of you who are into these types of processes can see what a difference values make.

In the final piece, I removed all of the elements and painted the support with white gesso (2x). I also adhered quite a few plain pieces of rice paper...even covering part of the seams where the balsa wood pieces come together. This added a bit more continuity and gives the look of a continuous background that immediately shifts the focus to the glass pieces and the black lettering. 

While I have been working on this, I have also been working on a larger piece with the same images and color of glass. Believe me, it is much easier to work out all of these issues on a smaller work. The larger piece has now become much easier to create. 

Many of you have been in some of my mixed media classes, so I definitely wanted you to peek into my studio and watch the progression vicariously. Hope it gives you a clearer picture of how new ideas unfold and come to life.  The key is to start small and gradually go larger.  And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

1 comment:

  1. I love your gestural writing! Exquisite work! ~s