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.

2 comments:

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 http://amusingmuses2.blogspot.com.

Looking forward to seeing this finished piece!

Kathy

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.
cheers!
Jen

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