Monday, June 7, 2010

I Hope the Leaving is Joyful

I Hope the Leaving is Joyful 16 x 20"

A quieter Frida piece this time. I used red rosin techniques of textured gesso and xerox collage. The central figure is from a photograph by Nickolas Murray. The background was painted using a palette of craft acrylics in burnt sienna, brown iron oxide and cream, then I dripped both horizontally and vertically to create a grid pattern. The quote "I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return" was coloured with Portfolio Water-soluble oil pastels in violet, red, and black. The pastels were also implemented to accentuate some of the textured gesso (see photo below). Punchinello was used as a stencil for violet circles. Black Staz-On ink was stamped along the bottom using an Anne Bagby design.

As always, when creating an artwork with Frida as my inspiration, the ideas just flow and time stands still. This piece will be available at this October's Open Studios Tour.

1 comment:

  1. What a painting for a texture fan. LOVE the edges and the evocation of brick-yness. That red rosin is something, isn't it?

    I like how painting makes time evaporate.