Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Waterways Project: Lake Michigan
oil pastel on silk organza mounted on paper
Well, my experiments on silk organza are moving along. This one is oil pastel mounted with PVA glue on to printing paper. The surface holds lots of material and does not blend as well as ordinary paper. The trade off is that mark making can be bold and brash. I wonder if this surface would work well for soft pastels too?
oil pastel on silk organza
This surface is just the organza thumb tacked to a piece of print making paper. I removed just the organza layer here. I love this effect but am still trying to figure out how to document it. Scanning tends to pull out more of the weave of the cloth than shows to the naked eye. This is a photograph of it with white paper behind. I intend to frame it in double glass with double mats somehow....I want the light to filter through the drawing from both sides. This is the problem of working with unconventional surfaces.....how the present the darn things.