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Monday, May 2, 2011

Painting...Tests of Significance


I had been planning to stain the deck today...well actually we were going to start yesterday...but it's been  so cold that at times there are snow flurries in the air.

I already had "painting" on the brain, so I decided to work on a canvas that I'd covered over the previous painting with gesso and left for the past...well, forever.

Earlier today I took this photo while trying to decide what else it needed.

I took a "type" rubber stamp to it in a couple of places and then decided I hated it. I then grabbed a wet rag to try to scrub the ink off in places. As I was scrubbing I was liking the effect. More scrubbing and I was liking it even better.


After all the scrubbing, I did go back and add a few more bits of paint here and there.

There are lots of layers on this canvas...just the way I like them. Lots of wrinkles from tissue paper, some modeling paste, book page scraps and the found text that has become the title of the piece.


2 comments:

Yvonne said...

Very cool!

Dianne said...

very successful scrubbing! I really like this one. and the title is cool too.well done! I'm pretty sure I've got some canvases around that could use this treatment...

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