Monday, September 5, 2016

Lines and Layers, B&W, Day #6

Ya just never know.

Struggle, struggle, struggle … grace.

And fun.

lines and layers #10, 9x12"
While meditating yesterday, the image of what I'd call a thicket presented itself in my mind's eye. A little lightbulb went off: thicket = a tangle of layers of lines!

Bothered up till now by the differences between the white of my paper and my two different white paints, I started this study by using a credit card to spread over the whole page a thin layer of white paint mixed with medium.

I used pens and paint markers of 10 different thicknesses, from .3 mm up to 30 mm—superfine felt tip India ink pens, gel pens, soft brush Pitt pens, snub-nosed paint pens. 

I did all my veiling with student grade acrylic paint mixed with acrylic glazing liquid, spreading the paint with a plastic $100 Wine Voucher card (!). Loved using a plastic card for veiling.

This study is nothing but lines, layers, black and white … and everything I learned while completing nine earlier studies.

Yay!







12 comments:

  1. What a great culmination of all those lessons!

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    1. Thanks, Joje. Haven't received online critique yet, and will be curious to see how close I came or not to understanding/following the intents of the lesson. Regardless, this was a fun piece to do—fun in the doing, fun to look at now.

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  2. See where it got you! Oh the places you have been!

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    1. Oh the places I've been, indeed. Oh the places I have yet to go! Not all of them on my bucket list, mind you.

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  3. Hi Dotty,

    This looks really beautiful! And I think (thank you for the comment on the 100paintingsblog), that it is really worthwhile to dig and dig and dig and finally you strike water! (or gold, what is it???)

    Congratulations, you inspire me!

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    1. Thanks, Simone! It was really fun to create this piece with just line, layers, and b&w, though I suspect Jane may ask me to continue dig and dig and dig with this lesson. I am enjoying exploring use of paint pens, especially the broad tipped ones.

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  4. WOW! Awesome, Dotty! I see this in a beautiful dark frame. Even a larger version (print?) framed and hung on a wall. A very contemporary design piece. I love the veiled areas, and the deep perspectives with the lighter trees in back. Just really cool!

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    1. Laurie, thanks for your feedback. Glad that my veiling and deep perspective made themselves known.

      Love that you are thinking way past me—I'm thinking, whew! finished lesson 1 of my class, add this study to the pile, done. YOU're thinking, beautiful dark frame, larger version, maybe large framed prints. Thank you for the vision!

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  5. absolutely an unusual and wonderful painting. Espescially the see through places...vieling? Kudos

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    1. Grateful for your comments, Carol! Yes, see-through places, veiling, obscuring, not obscuring, creating depth.

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  6. this is awesome; see the struggle but more, I see the fun.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to comment and cheer me on!

      Do you have art online that I can see??

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