Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A Possible Triptych


Yesterday evening I was preparing this board to start another one of my series with tissue paper but I didn't prime the board this time and just used some careless acrylic strokes, to have something under the tissue paper. Looking at the unprimed board reminded me that it takes ink squirts nicely, so I got out my black, red and yellow ink. Actually this was all going under the tissue paper. When I carelessly squirted the black ink, in organic forms, I realized the result was not bad so I waited until today to cover with tissue paper or not. Now I believe I will try to paint two other similar ones and make a triptych. Technorati Tags:, ,,

10 comments:

Pilan said...

Mariana, what is the size of this. I really like it. Also, would look great as a triptych

Mary said...

Thank you Paula, I forgot to mention it.. It is 16X16!

Gramercy Galleria said...

Mary, this is wonderful. A nice size also, I think.

Lesly said...

Hi Mary - this looks great, and very Oriental!

I notice that a lot of American artists talk about painting on 'boards' ... what sort of material are these boards made of?

I also read people talking of 'masonite' .. could you tell me what that is also?

Anyway this will make a great triptych .. what size were you thinking of for that?

Mary said...

Thank you Robin! I just noticed that it looks like a painter with a black painter's cap with a cigar in his mouth or a paint brush and he is resting on a sort of puff chair. He is all red and in profile.

Lesley, thank you! I was think of painting two others of the same size. 16x16 but keeping a space between them.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see what you decide to do. Do you treat the tissue paper beforehand? I did some collages with tissue paper a few years ago where I painted the tissue paper and then added acrylic glaze medium. When the pages dried, they were transparent.

Mary said...

Thank you, Cynthia! Sometimes I paint what will be under the tissue paper so that when I paste it with acrylic medium it will show through. If the paint has not dired it will seep through and that also causes a nice effect.

Robin Neudorfer said...

I think you need to paint six. Three with and three without. You are going to be busy this week, I can see.

Mary said...

Ha,ha Robin! Yes Mam, I will do!

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