Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Thaw, March 15, 2009

This series of landscapes has been continuing for years and over time, much has changed in terms of procedure. There are about 4 or 5 favourite methods that I juggle to keep the whole enterprise fresh. This picture measures 9.25 x 7.25 inches and is done on single ply, acid-free matte board gessoed on both sides to keep the surface nice and flat. Pieces of hand-painted acrylic papers are cut and torn, then glued into place....I have a box of about 1000 sheets by now....I don't know where I'm going to keep them all...the pile keeps growing. Direct acrylic painting is added in the last stages. New sheets of coloured paper are painted with whatever colour remains on my palette.


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