Mixed Media on 18x24 cradled masonite.
[acrylic, watercolour, ink, rice paper]
“There are two worlds; the world that we measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination." Leigh Hunt
I have been wanting to work larger in this series. This piece started as an experiment [on rare occasion they do work out] I glued a bunch of different types of rice papers to a sheet of plastic with matte medium. Then I painted wet into wet washes of sepia, burnt sienna and raw sienna. Then I just let them do their thing until dry. Once I pulled it away from the plastic... it created a translucent fused sheet of papers. From there I glued it to cradled masonite... and a few glazes and fine tuning... and I am happy with it. It has the right balance of suggestive and 'otherly' for me to want to look at it for awhile.