Tuesday, August 17, 2010
more experiments with surface: pastel
bottom: pastel and watercolor on marble dust/gesso panel
Whether in pastel or oil I am searching for a way paint my concept. Both surfaces had pluses and minuses.
The wallis takes watercolor beautifully. The effects of dripping and smooshing the watercolor are the best. I also like the way the calligraphy rides the surface.
The marble dust can be dreamier since I can alternately smoosh the pastel into the lines or let it ride the top. Each way has a different feeling. Good to put both together.
So much of the dreamy quality depends on the object looking solid enough, yet whisper enough to look through them. Let go of edges and containing things.
Just looking at these you know it is hot and very humid.