Sunday, December 28, 2014



Gauze and modeling paste together add
 major texture to any painting.

 Sure, there are many other materials you can use for similar effects: crackle paste, sheetrock compound, "molding" paste
or any of the texture pastes.
Here I'll show you every step of my method, beginning with a used canvas.  (I had collaged and painted an angel, but did not like the finished work.)
1. I gathered two images to add to the piece, and kept the angel. I veiled her thinly with a yellow ochre glaze. The three images balance each other.
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Step 1, veiling and collage.
2.  I added thin glazes of acrylic color to the large figure and the tiny arch at top to blend them in better.
(Please excuse the quality of several of these pix!)

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Step 2, more veiling.

3. I adhered gauze to the canvas (in an arch shape) using acrylic medium, and then let it dry with a weight on top. 
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Step 3, with gauze arch.
4. Next, when the gauze was dry, I scraped modeling paste into it. Let dry thoroughly.
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Still not finished!
5. Finally, I used thin paints on the dry white arch and also adjusted the red cast. I then accented the entire piece to create contrast...light and dark in places. 
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The finished artwork.
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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful ! Can you please comment on the first step ? Before you added the yellow glaze, did you have to spray the images with anything , or can you apply a glaze directly ? I'm not very experienced with collage but I know you have to watch out for some things - thank you.


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