New drawings, 2/16/07

February 16, 2007 at 10:33 pm (art, culture, drawing, interesting, life, painting, personal, thoughts)

Today was a pretty productive day. I got these three done, and another three on the way. They’re small, and I see them as studies for a painting I want to make:




They’re watercolor on paper with collage, including scotch tape wings. It frustrates me a bit that even in a piece this small, the details are really lost in a scan. You can’t see what’s shiny and what’s matte, or really even where the paint piles up on the paper vs where it’s simply black. Oh well. I made a detail of the second one, so maybe you can at least get a sense of the scotch tape wings:


The wings were a real last-minute decision, but I like them a lot. I like the way that the tape isn’t totally opaque and it obscures the image of what it’s taped to. I’ve experimented with a bunch of different materials trying to get this effect, and it’s so funny that the solution wound up to be something as simple and straightforward as tape.



  1. rachelcreative said,

    Just discovered your blog. Very inspiring!
    I love these studies – beautiful, bold yet fragile somehow. Just wanted to say I think the wings are just perfect.

  2. amywilson said,

    thank you, rachel!!

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