Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Day 13 - Plaster

Mixed Media on Board 8"x8"
Referring back to my list of media that I wanted to try, I decided to use some plaster rather than modeling paste for texture.  To do this I needed to work on board, just in case the plaster became vulnerable to flexing of paper or canvas.  I mixed plaster powder with PVA glue and spread it on the board with a credit card (old one, of course!).  Before I put it aside to dry overnight, I scratched marks into it.
Once dry, I could apply acrylic gesso and then I began to build up my paint layers. I even managed some crackle glaze on the top right.
I really enjoyed working on this one, the texture was delightful and I shall use plaster some more, most definitely.

11 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

This is an amazing piece of art. Rolina. I love your process(es)!

L.Holm said...

Interesting effects and lovely results. Have you tried fresco yet? have always wondered how tricky that would be in wet plaster.

Sue Marrazzo said...

I LIKE all the layers!
Also, there is so much MOVEMENT = )
Good luck with #14!!!!!!

Rolina said...

Thanks so much Sandy - I am enjoying the process too!

Cagley Art said...

Rolina,
I look forward to each day of your work. It is both intriguing and beautiful.
Connie

Sheila said...

Beautiful, I love the textures and crackling.

karen said...

I really like this piece, and the previous day's piece too. Wonderful textures and color. It looks like you are having a lot of fun with these!

Rolina said...

Thanks for the comments everybody!

Liz, not tried fresco painting, it looks very difficult, but I do love finding real examples in Italy or old churches here.

Thanks Sue, yes a lot of movement in this one.

Thanks Connie and Sheila!

Yes, Karen, I am having a blast - it is keeping me going, even when the going gets tough.

Kathy Elliott said...

I love this one. Your work has such variety yet is so cohesive, it would be hard to say one is my favorite, I have so many! I love seeing your work this month!

Mick Carney said...

You are continuing to produce creative work with this exploration and I just wish I could touch a piece like this and further appreciate your process.

Rolina said...

Many, many thanks, Kathy and Mick. The texture is much clearer in real life, my photography is struggling with the poor winter light at the moment.