Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Setting foot on new grounds!

My last experiment was inconclusive, but in an attempt to make a half-step forward with at least something, I painted a face haphazardly with Chinese black ink on rice paper. I hadn't touched black ink for 7 years! I then pasted the torn rice paper on cotton/linen and added glazes of transparent and semi-transparent colors with acrylics.

The result agreed with me! I see potential for a Zen-like series in preparation for a major exhibition in  the fall of 2015. Collage exercises an irresistible attraction for me, it seems!

Note: I had tried this approach 7-8 years ago but without much success. The idea is to leverage the one gazillion tones of Chinese black ink.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Starting a new one with an idea in mind...

Last week, I leveraged the group studio in ville St-Laurent to advance this new work...

With this one, I would like to throw a monkey wrench into the picture using colored rice paper in my collage technique. My intent is to subjugate my rational mind! ;-)