September 1, 2017
I thought I had the execution of the demonstration carefully planned. Perhaps I did, just not planned carefully enough. Fortunately, it was just a test run for the upcoming Color Workshop at the Swansea Print Workshop in Wales. The objective was to show how two colors, applied in different orders can create six variations of hues. Depending on which two pigments are chosen, the degree of saturation and neutralizing of hues can be controlled. My enthusiasm got the better of me and I skipped writing down a few of the planning steps, thinking I had them well-planted in my brain.
After applying the third glaze, I realized I had not met my objective clearly enough to present it to a class. I could either trash the painting or experiment. I opted to experiment and ended up with a smile on my face rather than a frown.
Final version after experimenting with lifting paint using sponges and dropping color back into some of the circles
Pretty boring ……
Still needs something …
Hmmmm. What else can I try? Perhaps a bit of the sponge technique I used in the orb and strata series … squeezed out circular sponges to pick up some of the paint.
Stay tuned for test demo Two ….