Reflection

Reflection

I had some new ideas I wanted to try out.  I usually use discarded magazines to create interesting textures in my work by gessoing the magazines on to the canvas or paper  as a base coat.  But I suddenly had the thought to put this texture over other materials.  I gessoed a bunch of magazines on a piece of plastic and waited for it to dry.  Then I peeled the solid piece of gessoed magazines off of the plastic and tore it in strips using a ruler.  When I tore the strips, I was intrigued by how much some of the strips looked like mountain ranges.  I have combined multiple materials-paint, handmade paper, gessoed magazines, and a print from some mesh.  Although this painting is small, only 8×10, it is quite bold!

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