Monday, November 10, 2008
collage, oil, graphite, gesso on
300lb hot press wc paper
22" x 30"
Palimpsest is an old concept of recycling. It was used when parchment was too expensive to throw away and writers would sand the skins down and re use them. Some of the old writing appeared as ghost images. This was our assignment a few weeks back in my Creative Drawing class and I love it. I intend to do it again and am considering doing a tutorial on it. Any interest?
I'm using copies of all my drawings up to this point in my class and layered them and hid them and layered, scrubbed and scrapped at the surface. It was wonderful to have an excuse to use paper that cost 10US. The paper feels like a slab rather than a sheet!