Monday, September 28, 2009

Neutral




Similar to the last oil on panel, but no color this time.  I had intended to use color blended around the lines like the last one but for some reason it felt like it needed to just be gray.  The pencil lines are drawn into the wet paint and it's interesting the way the graphite dissolves on contact with the paint.

I love these panels so much and I think they look great on the wall, but I don't know if I can use them with paper to either draw on or collage onto the wood.  It seems like the canvas and oil paint can handle being exposed but I worry that any kind of paper would be a problem.  Maybe I should experiment with paper and draw some lines on it, then coat it with acrylic medium and see if it stands up to a little wear and tear.  I'd love to be able to mount things to the panels besides just canvas.

2 comments:

freshlychopped said...

i love these panels, especially grouped together like they are here! they would be a great focal point for a room. i know not much about collage or acrylic medium, but i agree that it's worth a try.

June rhymes with moon said...

Thanks, Leah! I've been hanging them in groups in my studio as I finish them. They're so small I think it helps to have them all together :)

Sometime when I'm in an enquiring mood I'll do some experimenting and report back.