Thursday, May 12, 2011

New piece for Growth Series

I am trying some new techniques in this series. I began by collaging different paper to get texture, then l painted the canvas yellow followed by blue. After that I used sandpaper to expose the yellow and some of the collaged paper. I wanted to conceptually "grow" the colors. I have been enjoying sketching plants so instead of painting flowers I drew them and collaged them into the piece.

I am planning on expanding the idea of growth into areas outside of plants. I now have 4 new pieces in the series.

1 comment:

  1. I really like it, I think its a unique way to combine how you like to highly texture the surfaces... and combine painting with illustration with the more drawn portions on the bottom. and I am a big fan of the process meaning something to the piece- so I love the idea of sanding it to bring out the color in the layers underneath. plus its nice for the viewer to not really be able to tell how you did what you did... adds to the mystery of it all. LOVE IT