Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pillars of Thought

12"x12" acrylic paints layered and stamped on acid free tissue paper. This is another example of the 'pretty painted papers' that resulted from working with techniques taught by artist Anne Bagby
After randomly applying layers of acrylic paint (beginning with opaque then adding transparent), a design or theme will appear. Letting the paper tell me what it wants to say (or be) gets me "off the hook" in deciding its subject. With the addition of a few final touches here and there, the paper is finished.
The only decision I must make now is how to properly display the finished piece. Will it be attached to a stretched canvas or clayboard? Will it be floated on gatorboard and framed under glass? Will it be matted as a watercolor? Will it be finished with a gel medium or varnish? So many options!
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