Thursday, 4 June 2015
Serendipity in Art
What I am trying to achieve is a sense of perspective in this painting. You have to imagine it upside down for this, I wanted texture of cracks and creases, with finer ones in the distance (top of the painting) and I wanted harder, larger ones in the foreground (bottom of the painting), so I used tissue for the finer ones and dug out an old fax roll for the harder creases.
Pleased with that aspect of the work, I then applied some lettering through a stencil using texture paste. Now, texture paste takes ages to dry and I am impatient, I wanted to get started asap, so I blasted it with the hairdryer. (sidenote here, I have managed to blow out one hairdryer in six months by using it in the studio, but it was an old one).
As I moved the hairdryer over the lettering, I noticed that the fax paper was beginning to darken, even after I stopped.
I thought it looked rather interesting like this, but even so, I will be painting over it. At least I know how to achieve this effect if I ever want to!