Today I started with a piece I have been working on and experimenting with. I had ALOT of texture on it, but wasn't pleased with it. So - I spent some time burning the texture off with a blowtorch, as well as gunpowder. As a result, I burned through the canvas a few times.
|The piece I'm experimenting with - with my new hand sander!|
Below - you will see a sequence of pictures, beginning with the back of the piece to illustrate how much fire I used on it. I sanded it down and it lightened it up a little bit. I then added red to the areas on the painting that appeared to be bubbles as a result of the fire. I started to see a pattern emerged. I continued to play with it.
|the back of the 12x12 canvas|
While the piece isn't 100% finished, i think the progression is working nicely. It started out today very dark, and actually it was looking a little burnt because I was overzealous with the fire! A little sanding, finding patterns in the texture to emphasize, spraying alcohol back into it to dilute the paint has made a big difference. I would welcome any suggestions on how to proceed!
Next post will be about the mixed media online workshop I am playing around with. This is where this piece is beginning: