Monday, 12 January 2015

Day 12 - Objet Trouvé

A part of today's painting is some found bargello stitching on coarse canvas.  I felt it helped represent the fences found in the landscape.  It took a while to fit in properly, the wool just became fluffy and messy as I painted on it (and the colours were unexciting 1970 browns).  I ended up enclosing it in sewing pattern tissue. The coarse canvas was hard to integrate as well, but I  added some modeling paste to the bottom, which itself created some lovely texture.

Away from the wet media, I have been looking through past sketchbooks and for ideas.

I have also been having fun cutting some more stencils.  Can hardly wait to use them!

16 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

PRETTY COOL!!!

Sandy Sandy said...

This method of yours is so intriguing to me, Rolina. I would love to see you at work. You seem like some sort of creative scientist with all your different combinations. I love how you explain your process for each of your wonderful mixed media pieces. Do you always cut your own stencils (with exacto knife?) and out of what? What type of paints are you using and are you spraying the paint on with the stencils? Really love the feel of this one. How big is it? Reminds me of hands linking, oppression and hope.

Andersson Blue Design said...

Love this one! My absolute favorite! The daily painting is showing it's effect in your work, when you do paintings on daily basis you get master pieces done!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sue - delighted to have such a response!

Rolina said...

Thanks so much Andersson Blue - I am so glad you like it and, yes, you are right, I am learning so much working so hard every day. Looking at the pile of paintings stacking up in my studio is amazing!

Rolina said...

Thanks Sandy, I hope to answer most of the questions in a future post. I intend to do a step-by-step once we have better light for photographs.

I have been using purchased stencils, but am busily cutting my own now, I like them so much. The paint is applied in all sorts of ways, brayer, brushes, sponges. I tend to use the sponges for the stencils.

I use fluid acrylic paints at the beginning, then Golden Opens towards the end so I can blend them.

This piece is 6"x6", the first one this size for ages!

Sheila said...

So interesting. I am at a loss for words, but I agree with Sandy, I love reading about your process. And I think it is a masterpiece too :0

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice :) really like the textures :)

are you going to have a show with all of these together?

Rolina said...

Thanks so much, Sheila. I am the same, love to see how other people work (and peek inside studios)!

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer, I used to want to be a colourist, now I am becoming a texturist, LOL! Hopefully there will be some kind of show in Dundee with the other participants of Fun-a-Day Dundee project. To be honest, the thought of the cost of framing 30 paintings is a tad daunting!

Cagley Art said...

Rolina,
This is just spectacular! I love your hybrid form of fiber, paint and technique. You are an inspiration to me!!!
Connie

Ronda Stephens said...

I love this! I just want to touch it.... I agree with the other comments posted earlier, it is so nice knowing some of your step by step. I am hoping to find a way to integrate some of my process within my posts.

Rolina said...

Thanks Connie - it was my intention, right from the beginning to incorporate textiles or reference them in some way. I am learning a lot about how to do this the more paintings I work on.

Rolina said...

Thanks Ronda, it will be great seeing how you work,too - I can hardly wait!

Magdalena Schotten said...

This work is wonderful. I like the textures.

April Rimpo said...

Fantastic piece!