Thursday, February 25, 2010

More Snow

There's more snow in Brooklyn today, and that means more paintings! I am working on some new pieces like these below on antique book pages. I found a series of great old science and history books from the 1960's several years ago and started painting on them as an experiment. Since I started working on this paper almost exclusively these days, I've been looking and able to find more books from the same publisher online.

The book pages have been discolored and stained over the years to a nice dark beige. This tint immediately gives the work character rather than just working with a scary, blank, bright-white, pristine piece of art paper. The pages soak up the gouache while at the same time allows the colors to remain bright. Here's a collection of them all together. (P.S. Thanks, Sushipot for the great photo tip!)

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