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:

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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:

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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.

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2 Comments

  1. rachelcreative said,

    Amy
    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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