Monday, February 18, 2008

Far from done

Paint scraping technique. Often when I create a background I use colors that are in the same family. This one started out with gold, Titan Buff and gesso scraped over images. The blue gray was painted on with a basting brush before Red Iron Oxide was sponged on. The same image was printed onto text paper and adhered; I'm not inspired right now to do more on the piece. I did learn a few things though. 1. I like a background with gold in it. 2. A basting brush is a good paint brush.

Quote: Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
George Kneller


Carol said...

Love how these turned out. I like how you use the paint sparingly, these background are great.

Gail P said...

Thanks! I do seem to lean towards the "spare" use of things. Just never thought of it that way.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Love your paint scrapings. I love that you left images showing. But then again I love love love all you work including photographs.

Marilyn said...

Very cool!