Sunday, 4 January 2015

Day 4 - Mixed Media Explorations

Today's painting is on 300gsm watercolour paper and I have built up the texture, as in previous paintings, with scrim, tape and modelling paste through a stencil.  The shapes of the stencils I choose are reflecting my theme of "boundaries" and remind me of fences.
After applying gesso to the entire sheet, I then built up the subtle washes of colours, using brushes, sponges and a brayer.
Today's technique from the list is a stamped image.  I don't have many stamps as I want to make my own (I have lino and my cutters at the ready), but I do have a set of numbers and on the upper left, you can see some zeros, quite subtle, but that is how I like it!
Thank you everyone who has popped by to look at my mixed media experiments.

15 comments:

Andersson Blue Design said...

Hi,
love, love this one, and the red is giving so much to this piece!

Greetings,
AB :)

Kathy Elliott said...

I like what you are doing with the layers of paint and gesso and modeling paste! Thank you for sharing your process!
Love you colors too!

Rolina said...

Thanks Andersson Blue, red is such a strong colour, it is difficult to make sure it doesn't overwhelm everything else.

Rolina said...

Thanks Kathy, it is very freeing to use materials that do unexpected things - it keeps it interesting!

Cagley Art said...

Really lovely!
Connie

Rolina said...

Thanks so much, Connie!

DrawnToJLC said...

Beautiful colors! I like the texture too. :)

Rolina said...

Thanks JLC, I am enjoying using textures in this body of work very much indeed!

Jenn Williamson said...

Beautiful Rolina! Love your brilliant colours & texture :)

Rolina said...

Many thanks, Jenn!

April Rimpo said...

It is so fun to watch each experiment. So far I think your experiment has been very successful. Thank you for sharing.

Suzan Hughes-Kennedy said...

I really like this piece. The changes in the color over the diamond patter is very nice.

Suzan Hughes-Kennedy said...
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Rolina said...

Thank you very much Suzan, the colour gets built up, layer-by-layer and adds to the complexity.

Jessica P said...

This is my fave so far! That blue!

I'm so glad you are back to blogging.