Thursday, April 08, 2010

In progress painting

Here is a new painting in progress that incorporates gampi paper, a really strong, translucent Japanese paper. I created the sketch on the paper first with charcoal, spray-fixed it and then mounted it to canvas as a layer over several washes of underpainting. This one took a life of its own, as a lot of my pieces have developed lately, in that the red went pretty dark, and I wasn't sure how the collage elements were going to work in the background. I really liked how I was able to create washes of color on the gampi paper, that has a little tooth, and create a watercolor element along with the more opaque acrylic areas. I'm looking forward to working on the butterflies, just thinking about what color combinations will work. 18x24, acrylic, collage on canvas.


Kathy said...

This looks like it's going to be wonderful. I really enjoyed meeting you last night and hearing about the gampi paper. I can't wait to give it a try. Lee Ann and I talked about your work all the way home. I've just added you to my blog role at

Looking forward to seeing this finished piece!


Jen Singh said...

Thanks Kathy-I enjoyed meeting you and Lee Ann too! Thanks for all your kind words about my work, I really appreciate it! Hope to see you again sometime.

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