Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blues and Contours

Blues    9"x12"   mixed media

Completed another pastel-over-carborundum print today.

I am especially pleased with the effect of the marble powder (carborundum) process on the mountain in the background, and found it does make a difference using an old flat brush and applying directional strokes. Notice how my directional strokes make the mountain appear to have a rounded mountain-like shape (the black and white bits are all ink and non-inked paper). And then I did apply a little blue pastel on the mountain peaks, providing a little foggy appearance. 

As you experiment be aware that the higher the ratio of carborundum to glue or acrylic gloss medium, the darker the print and the more likely you'll get variation in black and white, like what I experienced in this print.

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