Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Red and Green Pieces

Here are a few more pieces in the green-red series I started last week.  These became more neutral and more about line and texture.  In the video I demonstrate a couple of the techniques I use in these pieces:


Green-Red #6

Green-Red #7
Detail of Green-Red #7, with the scratching and scraping techniques
Green-Red #8
Detail of Green-Red #8 showing the scratching/scribbling technique
Detail of Green-Red #8 showing spattering

Green-Red #9
Detail of Green-Red #9 showing scratching
Green-Red #10
Green-Red #11
This is a detail shot of Green-Red #2 in the previous post.
Detail of Green-Red #7 showing scraping technique

20 comments:

  1. Jane these are amazing pieces of artwork! So ethereal! Your process is so freeing.
    BTW, I bought your dvd from creative catalyst and I love it! I was wondering what white paper you used right at the start of the video. I ordered the Utrect's American Master's printmaking vellum and it seems a lot thicker than what was used.

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    1. Thanks, Gina! The paper I use is Cheap Drawing Paper. See the Links on my web site, or click on "my favorite supplies" in the right margin of the blog, just under my profile. This will give you details and sources. Thanks for buying the DVD!

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  2. It was funny. Watching you scrape, my fingers kept twitching trying to scrape with you! I had to laugh. I really enjoy your videos. thanks for sharing so many of your techniques.

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  3. Terrific video Jane. Thanks so much for sharing so many of your techniques. Unlike many artists who keep theirs secret, I love that you are so giving and generous with your ideas.

    Okay; I'll keep sending post cards until you notify us online that the decision is being made.

    And I ordered your series of 4; great paintings; great idea; great causes. Thanks so much.
    Lorraine

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  4. Beautiful and inspiring art works. Huge congrats!

    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. thank you Jane for being so generous with your techniques-it's fascinating to see the progression of your works!

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  6. Two more techniques to add to my toolbox. Thank you! Thank you!

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  7. First, thank you for taking the time to make these videos. They are extremely useful. Question: when you are making collage papers or making a collage... and you are using Golden Fluid acrylics..... are you (most of the time) using them straight out of the bottle? or... are you mixing some matte medium or other medium into them? The paint seems relatively "thick-ish," so I am guessing that you are using the fluid acrylics as it comes out of the bottle.

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    1. With the fluids, I usually do add medium. I use a lot of the transparent colors in the fluids, and they are intensely pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I use glazing medium often because it extends the drying time as well as the pigment.

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  8. Forgot to add..... In this particular video, you are also using Golden Heavy Body Acrylics.... are you using those as they come out of the tube? or mixing them with a little medium of some kind and/or some water?

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    1. Hi Susan. I use some Golden Heavy Body, some Holbein acrylics (tube), some Golden Fluids. I sometimes add a bit of medium, sometimes not. Never water. If you are using these techniques, try lots of different things, see how they fit into your work, make them your own.

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  9. Thanks Jane. I will try various combinations. I am transitioning from painting with traditional watercolors and also painting .. traditionally... with acrylics (Golden fluids, heavy body and all of their gels/mediums/pastes) .... to experimenting with mixed media collage. I became intrigued by watching Creative Catalyst's 2 Ann Baldwin DVDs in which she does mixed media paintings/collage in layers. That led me to the Carrie Burns Brown DVD (I am now addicted to painting/decorating tissue paper) and that led me to you - website, blog and... soon... I hope.. your DVD. It's all fun and I love your attitude of experimentation. You are really making me realize that it's okay to just play. I have just ordered from Blick a ream of the 60 lb drawing paper that you use. Then I really will feel like I can play with abandon :-) Trying to be free using good quality 140 lb watercolor paper was not possible... it's too expensive

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    1. Well you are in good hands! Carrie Burns Brown's video was totally inspiring to me, as is Ann Baldwin's. Both really fabulous artists and teachers. Have fun on your journey, and check in often!

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    3. And now I can add Jane Davies to that list !! I was intrigued by the mixed media/collage layering that Ann Baldwin does. I was enthralled by the idea of decorating tissue paper as I saw it in Carrie Burns Brown's DVD. But I didn't really understand how to put those two concepts together until I saw you at work. You take those basic ideas of decorating papers and doing mixed media paintings with many layers and textures ....... and take the whole combined process to an incredibly more complex level. Exactly what I needed..... So.. again... thank you for taking the time to do your videos here and posting them here and on You Tube. They are incredibly helpful and inspiring !!!

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    4. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial Jane. Love your work:)

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  10. ditto to everything above said!! something about your style jane just clicked for me, maybe it is your voice, as some of the other comments, i have been searching, trying, so many fabulous artists and all of u are so generous with your art and time, thank-you so much! but i loooove what u do, i keep coming back to your tutorials, tx so much for sharing and inspiring, you do make it seem easy and fun, but i know that scrapping takes some work ,but it is so worth it! that is what i am gonna try, if it is not too bad i will let u know! aloha, angi in hana

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  11. Hi Jane, Help! I tried to do this demo myself. Did the the 2 coats of red and the gloss medium. When dry I applied the paint (used fluid acrylics by golden) and when I applied the paper on top it peeled most of the paint off. Was it regular paper (photocopy paper) or was it freezer paper? Should I have used heavy body acrylics? What did I do wrong? Appreciate knowing where I went wrong.

    Marie

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  12. Jane, just me again - forgot to tick notify me if and when you respond. Marie

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  13. I think these layers have to dry completely, or the lifting process picks up some of the previous layers of paint, which can be nice. Just keep experimenting. I use Cheap Drawing Paper for lifting (see Favorite Materials).

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