Monday, November 14, 2011

square-ing



I hope you aren't sick of the sight of these mini paintings because I'm having so much fun making them! These are both 6x6" watercolor, gouache, graphite, and image transfers on 300lb. cold press watercolor paper.

I love getting to incorporate some of the things from my digital collages into actual paint-on-paper paintings. I printed several of the bits of handwriting and typography multiple times on the sheets of transfer paper and it's interesting to me to reuse them in a different way each time.

I think if I only made collages out of the original pieces of paper I would never be able to use these things I've inherited. It's one thing to cut up an old book or magazine I bought but I would never cut up my grandma's knitting books or chop into her notes on a knitting pattern.

And totally unrelated: I had a dream about fireflies a few nights ago. I've never seen fireflies in real life but they were unbelievably beautiful in my dream.

3 comments:

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

not sick of them at all! they are great. perfect incorporation of the handwriting.

i looked up fireflies in my dream book {more than 20 years old now} and it says: 'these amusing insects in a dream are a warning that uninhibited behaviour will be discovered, so if you are contemplating anything you wouldn't want known, better reconsider, better yet, don't do it!'
crazy!!! i almost didn't pass this on when i read it, but hopefully it will be amusing to you :)

June rhymes with moon said...

that's hilarious! I don't think I have any uninhibited behavior that I wouldn't want known but I'll be sure to keep that in mind :)

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