Saturday, August 07, 2010
Sunflowers with Masa Paper
9" x 12"
Arches 140# CP
Only a few days left to play with some new techniques and ideas before I return to work. This painting was done using masa paper.
I wet the masa paper, crinkled it, spread it flat, then splashed in paint while the masa was wet so that the paint remained in the crinkles of the masa. When this dried, I glued the back of the masa paper to a sheet of Arches using YES! glue, making sure that the masa was as flat as I could get it but still retained the crinkles. When this dried, I went back in with more paint to finish the sunflowers.
Some of the prettiest work done using this technique has been done by Cheng-Khee Chee (http://www.chengkheechee.com/galleries/04/index.html). It was a lot of fun, and I'll be using this paper again.
No rain yesterday, and more heat and humidity. The grands come for dinner tonight so it'll be a busy Saturday.
I hope you have a terrific weekend!