Monday, 19 May 2014

Wine and Song IV

When I finish a painting and am happy with it, the latest is always my favourite. This is no exception. It is the fourth in my little Wine and Song Series. It differs from the other three as this is on 300gsm Arches CP paper not a wooden panel so framing under glass is required. I remembered to take a photo very early in the process so you can see how I work to build the finish painting from whatever results from the underpainting. The underlying theme for this work is again linked to my past. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White was a song I was asked to lay a lot and to include its title with a minor addition the word WINE helped it settle into a wine and song mixed media painting.  The tricky bits came when I hit the collage as watercolour reacts in an unpredictable way depending on what surface it meets. I took my time, stepping back from it often, working out where to go next and I estimate this work took about 12 hours to complete.

WIP

Wet into wet background, cling film added.Collage elements added includes: printed tissue paper, highly textured Oguru paper, sheet music, and my first time using Webbing Spray - my work area is now covered in it and not sure whether it is going to come off!







10 comments:

  1. I so love your imagination and your skill with these multi media paintings. They are unique to you and quite lovely

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  2. A beautiful accompanying work for "Days of Wine and Roses". Thank you for sharing the process, it is a breathtaking outcome! I love how you build upon your ideas.

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  3. Now this is something I really love.
    You've done a great job, it looks fantastic.
    I only did one piece mixing w/c and collage..I liked it but went back to traditional painting..
    Maybe that's my problem? I'm not a traditional kind of person. LOL
    thanks for the visit and the kind words ... BJ

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  4. Dear Lorraine - this is downright beautiful. I love it...looks to me like you have certainly broken out of your block. So gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful week creating again.

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  5. Gosh, Lorraine, so interesting to see how the painting grows. Your collages are done in some of my favorite colors - so soothing and pleasing to the eye. I just love this series.

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  6. Great creativity and freedom and the result is fabulous , love the colors !

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  7. What a beautiful piece for your series! Love the colors, and thank you for the "in progress" shots!

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  8. This is lovely!! I like the colors and the collaged areas. I'm glad my Mac can enlarge and zoom in so I can see the detail of those areas. Thanks for the progress shot too. You really do these so well.

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  9. I loved seeing the process and appreciate your great description. The painting is full of beautiful color and interesting areas for the eyed to find and enjoy.

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  10. Your collages are really stunning Lorraine! You are so talented!

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