I have begun work on a new series of works, both of paper-based pieces and of small pieces on canvas. I used gold acrylic, gold wax paint, torn paper of different colours and metal foil to create these.
These are based on the inspiration gleaned from my completion of the 2013 Sketchbook Project. Two earlier books of my mixed-media layered works on paper can be viewed here.
In the 2013 sketchbooks I experimented with adding and then replacing torn pieces of paper to review the original layer of paper, giving a ‘streched’ look.
So now here is a chance to watch some works in progress. Here is the first stage:
I have added torn paper of various colours to the pristine surface.
By the next stage, I have painted over each surface with gold and then begun to peel away the painted-over surfaces, reapplying them so that they are misplaced, so that the background colour is revealed:
Now it will be a question of continuing to add, complexify and refine what has been begun here.