It started with me staring at a 12in x 36in canvas imagining a river bank scene with mirror like reflections of skeletal white jutting and tangled tree roots adorning a misty shoreline.
So the question was...
How can I get/create a reflection of shoreline and driftwood using manipulated paper? How could I come close even and still keep it true to the paper's own willful fault lines without going to the extreme of breaking the paper down into a pulpy mess for molding? How would I get the loosely applied washes to mirror? I am deliberately trying not to paint the scene, as it defeats the whole process of working with materials allowed to have their own ideas or generous input to the outcome.
Well I think I've got the solution. Oh ya.
Just came back from the studio. It involves a two stage canvas prep and a two stage wash process. First stage of canvas prep completed and drying waiting for stage 2: Apply washes which then goes back to stage 2 of stage 1: canvas prep.
Well...you can come see the demo at the Woodland Art Experience this Weekend!
Aug 15, 16 – Woodland Art Experience, Kilworthy