High and dry again, even smells great…gotta love Mr. Clean.
Went back to some my earlier roots with this latest piece, used a heavy watercolor paper, the angles came from folds i made in the paper. Using gesso and protective finishes i kept building the shapes, color came from the not so clean brushes … using alcohol i kept filtering in the shades, during this process I accidentally picked up some paper from my blotter…which gave some nice texture so i worked with it. There is several layers of faint color laid over the whole piece using clear medium…helps fade my line work back into the work. The metal punchouts were the last addition, I didn’t want a total organic feel and felt they helped in that end. Kind of reminded me of perspective exercises I have done, thus the title ! These type of pieces always start out totally white, and that is the intent, but color seems to always creep in before i finish. I guess if my work area was cleaner or my brushes, I might achieve my intended whiteout…oh well!
Mixed media 9×12 in. Part of the sharp angles group. Very thick with multiple layer of color and acrylic. Nice mix of circles, angles and triangles with accent lines/site lines thru out. No hidden meaning or theme, just a pleasant journey with lines and color I took until I reached the end of the line. The name came about from what I was seeing in the piece after I finished.
Mixed media 9×12 in. In case you are wondering, no ruler was used nor harmed while making this piece. When you blow this up the texture really shows up, it is an incredible pebbly surface, very proud of it. As to the colors would you believe hi-liters? Had to lay down about 4-5 layers of acrylic and white wash until I achieved the right tone/hue… hi-liters provide such a rich color to work with. Notice the lines between the colors, the pen/ink I used reacted different to the acrylic leaving a different height and effect…nice. I really like the way this piece turned out.
Mixed media 16×20 in. This is one of those pieces I mentioned that I worked on like clay. I keep at it coating, shaping, redrawing,coating…etc, etc. This piece hung around my studio for a few weeks before I could finish it. I would add a little then look at for hours before adding a bit more, very frustrating at times. There is quite a bit of texture around and in the white hole…one could almost reach thru…but watch out for the sharp quills !