Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today in the Studio

This is one of a few "sketches" I've been working on for a potential client. This Judy Melvin technique is similar to the one I used in my "Psalm 117" piece, posted previously. It has been a while since I've done this, and I forgot how much I really enjoy this technique.


Jo Miller said...

Love the piece! The color is beautiful. How does the technique work?

By the way, I just found your blog recently and have been inspired by your art but even more by your faith. Thanks for being bold in your walk!

Julie said...

Thank you, Jo! Please feel free to use this blog as a place to engage in a dialogue about art and faith. I'd love to hear your story.

The technique is documented in Judy Melvin's little booklet, "Art Exposé", page 17. Basically it goes like this: Using Arches Text Wove paper, make marks of black Sumi ink with your favorite writing tool. Let dry slightly. Wet entire page w/water, then "write" into the wet page using an embosing tool or the handle of a paint brush. (See the lower section and upper rt. corner of my piece). While paper is wet, apply walnut ink w/ a wash brush and allow to dry completely. Once dry, you can either go in with pastels, or in the case here, liquid watercolors.

Jane Farr said...

This piece is stunning! Beautiful work!