I created this piece by laying down a thick layer of gesso in which I made patterns, textures, and various lines before it dried. Once it dried, I put down the pigment using thinned acrylics. The black ink strokes went on last while the acrylic layer was still a bit damp.
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I have been experimenting with color blending and smaller strokes lately. This piece turned out very much as a pattern, but color densities change from place to place. Still working on controlling that process to create more intentional effects. Acrylic on heavy stock paper.
This piece suggests the unknown: perhaps an inner space or another world. Watercolor washes and ink on mixmedia stock.
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Ink and watercolor on scuffed and scored gesso. The aim of this image was to create something of a third dimension to the colors and ink and how they interact on the surface.
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This is not a photo of ice, but the textures, cool colors and other effects give it an icy feel.
Ink and ink washes on a thick layer of gesso scored and scuffed.
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Not quite like the other “topographical” but still looks a bit like a map with different colored sections and lines and “avenues” of movement. This was created with ink and ink washes on heavy stock paper that had been scored with a sharp instrument. Then, in Lightroom and Photoshop, I worked to bring out the colors and enhance the contrast. The grainy surface is the result of how the ink interacted with the paper.
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This is a piece that appeared “zen style.” After laying down some watercolor washes and waiting for them to dry, I started with the spatter at the top and then did some small movements to create the rest of the dark shapes. The jagged outlines were made possible by the separation of fibers that occurred at the tip of the shodo brush.
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