I was privileged to attend a workshop with the theme Still Life.
Several objects were on a table. We did 5 minute sketches, varying techniques, angles, objects.
MG = main gauche (left hand)
We prepared backgrounds with acrylic and collage, some on paper and some on canvas. We used some of the paper ones and other materials to do collage. We used masks we cut out from a sort of Contac paper. This is the only kind of mask I appreciate by the way.
Further work will be done on these.
I believe these may be finished.
This was done for a contest with Couleurs de Bretagne. I did not have time to finish it there as I would have liked but now I think it is done. At the contest I entitled it “Sans rompre le fil” because there is an unbroken thread running throughout, well, there is a start and an end… 🙂 This is collage on recuperated cardboard to which I applied a coat of gesso in preparation.
A piece of cardboard with a coat of gesso. It was an old piece that had some glue on it.
Acrylic turquoise mixed with blue and some yellow.
Assembling elements from supermarket ads and Ikea catalogue and something I saved from a Coulommier cheese. 🙂
I could only find half of a potted plant so I created the other half of it with modelling paste.
Painted the plant and dabbed on some white acrylic where the blue was showing through the tablecloth too much. Toned down the white paper of the texts with watered down acrylic.
Poured glue on, spread with spalter, then applied tissue paper. Smoothed it somewhat, but the paper is fragile and tears if messed with too much. Waited for it to dry.
Glued the tissue paper edges to the back. Used some Caran d’Ache watercolour crayons to intensify the blue, define some shapes and shadows. Added a bit of gold acrylic.
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