There is often a stage in the process where I look at the page and think WTF? What is going on? It might fly off on a tanget, or it might develop recognizably from here. But until it does, I have no way of telling…
Pushing on from this point gets easier every time. Like this…
Beginning the page with Black Gesso, some white writing and doodling. Tissue paper for texture.
Building up the shapes with slices of dyed envelopes
And some splashing – I used Dr Martin’s Bombay inks and some dilute acrylic paints.
And left to dry…
…to doodle on…
9 thoughts on “Moments in the process”
Hey EG.. happy labor day!! Love this process.. great to see it in stages. beautiful ending.
and to you Judy 😀 have a fab day
love the baroqueness of it all!
Question: what happens to previous pages when you’re having at a new one with lots of wet stuff, etc?
ah yeh… sometimes they ‘change a little’ 😉 I use gesso first sometimes, that stops bleed through. Also when there’s loads of layers that protects the prev page too.
Are the sketch books a heavy watercolor paper? My collages are often such flimsy paper…a hit with wet painty color craziness and they’d probably disintegrate.
no, just regular cartridge paper -I try and get heavier wieght (like 110gsm). Give it a try – I’m often surprised how tough paper can be
Rare to see black and white used in your work – I like it a lot…
thanks John… it was so nearly just B&W… but color distracted me. Maybe I’ll give it another go today!
look forward to it…