Monday, October 10, 2011
The Layered Pear
This one was bolder than usual for me. Not only did I collage on some patterned papers, I also used acrylic paint. If you didn't know me by now, I really don't like using the stuff. For some reason I keep going back to it, just to see if I end up doing something that would make me like it.
I started off with taking strips of patterned paper and gluing them side-by-side on bristol, then painted on an off-white color to bring all of it together. I stenciled over it to bring it together even more. Feeling like the stencil was too bold, I lightly brushed on more of the off-white color.
I've got to admit, I've been craving pears a lot lately. During one particular craving, I looked at the background I had done so far and thought that a pear would be a perfect subject. So I quickly drew in a pear, painted the silhouette of the pear white and then inked it in.
I loved the outcome and was going to leave it there, but the more I looked at it I felt like something was missing. A quick mix of watercolors onto the pear ended up sealing the deal.
I'm glad I pushed it a little more and added color, it made a big difference. And to tell you the truth, acrylic paints grew on me a little with this one as well.