Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Profiles


Titles never come to me very easy but I do see some profiles in this one so I will use them as the title. This one is a little larger that the other tissue paper ones. I love using tissue paper and this one got quite busy but a I have one prepared with a little less and I might add something else like encaustic to it. In the meantime here is this one that I enjoyed doing. Tissue paper, copper and gold leaf, oil on MDF board 16X20

13 comments:

Gramercy Galleria said...

Mary,

The flow of the colors with the texture is just wonderful. This is lovely.

Anonymous said...

I just love your tissue paper abstracts! I wish I could see them in person.

This may sound weird, but I see faces everywhere, in my counter tops, in trees, anywhere there is texture.

Do you cut the MDF board, or buy the pieces pre-cut. Is MDF is thicker than masonite?

Pilan said...

I agree, totally Mariana. How fun you must be having working with tissue paper. I used to do this all the time when I was in the california gallery.

fun fun

Mary said...

Robin, thank you! I can't seem to break away from texture but maybe someday, although I need your creativity.

Thank you, Cynthia! I used to wonder why all my paintings have faces too but I have noticed it is just that we must have a very vivid imagination and find things or make them up, on any kind of texture.

Thank you, Paula, yes I remember you entioning using tissue paper. I do like the way it changes depending how you use it.

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Love this one, the colors are so earthy and the texture is great! People have always told me they see faces in my rock paintings. I don't put them there, nature does! I think it must just be that we're human, so we see faces in things!??

Mary said...

Thank you Paula for your visit and comment! yes I agree it like when we see shapes in the clouds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary

I've only used tissue paper a few times in the past but its great fun, isn't it! I haven't tried any on canvas though ... perhaps I will.

I tried MDF a few years ago ... its great to paint on but I found it very heavy.

I love the way you are doing these ... the texture and colour are gorgeous. They are beautiful.

Billie Crain said...

Mary, your abstracts are incredible! not a bad one in the bunch. i love your use of the metallics, too. the patinas you create really brings them to life. i can hardly believe you're doing one every single day! you go, girl!!

Mary said...

Thank you Billie! I wish I was doing one everyday but these take a little longer. It is the little still lifes that I am doing everyday in the other bog.

Billie Crain said...

oops...sorry.:( i still love these, Mary.:-)

Judi said...

This is such a gorgeous piece Mary! (as all of your work is!) Your fabulous choices of colors always amazes me too! Kudos!

Anonymous said...

I love this work. I am doing a lot of work with texture for my next exhibition but have never used tissue paper. I am keen to give it a try now. You might like to have a look at my web site!

Mary said...

Thank you Philip! Tissue paper is very easy to use. I just put acrylic medium on the surface and lay my tissue paper down. I like for it to wrinkle so sometimes I take my hands and try to shape it a little.