Sunday, September 09, 2007

Surfaces

Just playing around this weekend with different surfaces.
These first three are from last weekend - the ones I had used emulsion, ink and bleach on.
Decided to cover them with acrylics. These photographs have come out a lot darker than they really are.
In the first one the only acrylic paint I used was Quinacridone Burnt Orange, although it looks like I have used a darker shade too. The translucent areas are where the bleach had been applied previously. I also used gold foil on some of the raised areas.
Again, the only acrylic paint I applied to this piece was Interference Green YS. I used a metallic green foil on the raised areas.
And Quniacridone Burnt Orange was also applied to this one. No foil - yet. I think foil is going to become my new 'Treasure Gold'.
This is a piece of tissue paper bonded to calico with gesso and painted with Quinacridone Crimson Acrylic paint. Gold foil has been added to the raised areas where I crumpled the tissue first before bonding to the background. I used a heavy gel medium to apply the foil, unfortunately I used a matte instead of a gloss so not only has it dulled the colour you cannot see the variations in tone either.
This is a postcard size (6 x 4") canvas. Acrylics, tissue paper, scrim and copper foil accents. A layer of Interference Green YS was applied over the top. You can't see it in the photograph but the beauty of these interference colours is the way they change when the light hits them from different directions.
Something else I am working on. A very old technique, something I did years ago, but I thought I would try and bring something new to it.
No prizes for guessing what it is!
I have even used foils over the top of this surface.






20 comments:

Linda said...

I love your surfaces, they are gorgeous!
Linda T

Debbi Baker said...

Wow Lynda - they are ALL fantastic. Such beautiful rich colours. You have really been very productive - the wonder of play! I love foils too but mostly use Jones Tones Foil Glue, fusible webbing or the bonding powders. Hadn't occurred to me to use gel medium for some reason! I'll remember not to use the matte medium - I used it recently on a tissue paper piece and it really deadened the whole thing yet it looked great with the gloss. Have a great week.

Susan D said...

What amazing surfaces you've got. I love the colours in the next to last piece.

Homeleightigger said...

Gorgeous pieces Lynda, all of them. Thanks so much for sharing the information with us!! Val

ominnimo said...

Love your use of lace and tissue. Your colours look great.
Moira.

Waltraud said...

Wonderful surfaces!

Papoosue said...

These are just Fantastic!! I wish I had half your skill Lynda. xx

Jacquelines blog said...

Wow Lynda, you did it again girl! These are amazing. I love the colours on the second one.

StegArt said...

Mmmmmm, yummy. These are all wonderful eye candy.

Micki said...

You always come up with the neatest things. Love the colors and textures, especially in the second and third piece. The bottom pieces look like they have bubble wrap as a base, but then what?

Carol said...

Wow Lynda, these are so lovely, you go from strength to strength!

Sue B said...

These are all very cool Lynda but I do like that green piece very much.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Is it bubble wrap? I love the different surfaces you creating.

Peggy said...

Absolutly great, I love the colors and surfaces.

neki desu said...

cool bubble wrap treatment!
i also love the interference colors,have used them on textiles and weavings. they give a lot of play!


neki desu

Carol said...

boootiful, love every single one,
I had forgotten what fun you can have with bubblewrap :)

MargaretR said...

Woweeeee Lynda. you just get better and better.

Susan said...

Hi!
Please do continue with the explanation of how you used the bubble wrap...it MUST be bubble wrap! Each piece is richly detailed, fabulously textured, and perfectly captured (even if you think one or two are darker than they ought to be)!
Susan

Dianne said...

What great textures happening here Lynda!! They're all so different, and the colours are fantastic!!

Angelcat said...

These surfaces are just gorgeous! I love all of the wonderful colours you have used. Thanks for sharing your work Lynda, there is always so much to inspire on your blog!