Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Below is a mixed-media painting that I’ve been working on:
This piece is acrylic and rice paper. The rice paper is collaged onto acrylic paint. You can see this in the misty clouds:
It started out with an underpainting of darker colours and textures seen through this lower left corner:
The rice paper as well as lighter paint for the mist were applied in layers.
My signature chop from asian-themed elements in previous pieces have evolved to look more like hieroglyphics here:
I used darker paint to “stain” around the edge of the piece to give the painting more definition:
I’m kind of undecided about this piece but I enjoyed working in this particular proportional format.
Collage does not come naturally to me. But fooling around with washi tape makes collage really easy.
Below is a white on black piece I did for fun. This is a rare occasion where I used black paper. I bought a little pad of it recently so I can try it out.
The lines were made by using Uni Signo white pen. However, I am not too happy with it in this application. The lines are a bit too thick for my liking for such a small piece. For larger pieces, the lines are much better in scale. I applied gold gouache for the sun and the rest is washi tape. It’s kind of whimsical and totally improvised.
Using washi tape is a great way to create fast collages because you can just tear it off from the roll and it can be repositioned.
Have you tried washi tape?
Wishing you an official summer weekend!
Hello dear readers, I hope everyone had a good Father’s Day weekend. I had a good and busy one, which meant not enough time to make art. So I tried to get a bite-size art snack in by doodling and sorting washi tape.
Guilty pleasures, everyone has them. Mine is art supplies, craft supplies and stationary. So I sorted washi tapes and fooled around with them in my sketch book:
The page was previously painted by testing out different acrylic paints. I find that they make good backgrounds. After that I applied bits of washi tape and white paint pen to make line drawings on top.
Sometimes you just have to fool around and do something just for fun!