Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Be Happy

Sandra and I have been busy with our second book on surface treatments and I has been an incredibly expanding experience. It taught me to push the limits of every technique.

This piece, Be Happy, made me feel so good to do. It started with an vintage scrapbook that a dear friend had given me. The image transfer over it made a tattoo image on the girl's arm which I love. I also used paint and gel skins and a faux encaustic finish.

I never use a straight image transfer. I am painting under it and over it to make it mesh with the whole painting.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Transparency Transfers

Ferns and Forms 8x8 by Sandra Duran Wilson
I love texture and layers and this piece has both. I have used a transparency and created a texture on it by rubbing with graphite over a textured plate. I glued the transparency down over a painted surface. There is a band of painted silk and the bottom has texture created by dragging a tool through gel medium.