***This collage/painting is juried into the show of
the CCAA's Art Gallery exhibit "Color: Bold/Subtle"
running from Sept.8th - Oct.5th 2007 ***
"a relationship in which two or more things are mutual complementary, or is caused by another."
After a little break I'm working hard to get some more new pieces finished for my (first) solo show @the University of Delaware's Library in Wilmington in September.
Some INFO about this Collage/Painting:
Good exterior grade plywood or birch plywood provides an excellent painting support.
I choose for the very smooth surface quality plywood because of its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength. Furthermore I could decide on the exact size.
I love to work on wood to get the desired visual effect of the grain of the material.
It is a lot of work to prepare though, to avoid warping, etc.
I sealed the front and back with a premium wall primer and sealer. I didn't sand it to keep the grain.
Then I reinforced a backing frame glued to the primed back.
I used newspaper for all the geometric shapes. Some of the pieces I didn't paint and to keep its color.
The glue (Liquitex matt) is archival and will not yellow. I also mix it in with the acrylics.
I love the copper earth tones I used and raw sienna for the background, which gives CORRELATION a warm color effect.
Framing: I glued vintage sheet music as a frame at the sides. Then I used modeling paste over the paper, sanded it, which gives it the marble-like look. I finished it with a burnt orange and raw sienna and sealed it with pearl Liquitex, which makes the color soft and warm.
This piece is signed & dated verso
so the new owner can decide to hang this piece horizontal or vertical.
mixed media Collage/painting on plywood
Dimensions:48' x 13.5' (122 cm x 35 cm)
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