One of the things I like best about my painting of Virginia Woolf is the texture created by layering charcoal, white glue, and acrylic paint. Tonight, I laid the groundwork for two small paintings using the same technique. I used General's powdered charcoal and a spray bottle with water to apply the charcoal across the canvases. I then experimented by dropping ink onto the canvases as well. Overall, I like the effect. Much of it will be lost as I apply glue and paint, but elements of it will sneak through, helping make the final painting more visually interesting.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I definitely want to explore the technique further. It added some great texture to the painting, and it was simply fun. The rapid drying time of the glue and paint allowed me to complete the painting in only a couple hours. I could probably spend another hour or so on small details, but I consider the experiment successful and will let the painting stand as is.