Tuesday, May 7, 2013
"B" is for Bee's
I posted a week or two ago about this new series of collage paintings, using pages from an old dictionary I found at Goodwill. Of course for me 'cuz I love painting Bee's anyway, B had to be BEE ! I printed some of my images on Sumi paper because it is translucent so a tad of the printed page can show through.
The canvas is gallery wrapped and initially painted my fav color, turquoise, before gelling the B page down. I let that dry then apply a coat of off-white randomly, mostly using my hand. Then I start gelling down bits of sumi printed images and cutouts. I love to use the old timey paper doll cutouts, such as you see the bee's connected on the right side. I emphasized these with marker lines.
When all is dry I varnish and finish the back and add the hanger, then it goes into my ETSY shop.