At our local public library, in the hallway of their main entrance, there are four (or was it five?) large glass window showcases. One is dedicated to a local Featured Artist - a different artist each month. I am Miss July!
Here's a few shots of the display. (Click on any for a larger view.)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Here's all it takes to do marbelized rice paper. A shallow tub for a few inches of water, ink, a brush or stick, rice paper and some very old towels. (They're going to be stained so ...... )
Not all rice paper will work. The smaller sheets shown here are Unryu rice paper and it does not pick up the ink. Cheng-Khee Chee explains it all in his dvd. I couldn't find any here, nor in Ottawa, so I looked on the internet and found Blue Heron Arts. Look for Mulberry Paper. On his ebay link, he states that it is Kozo and that's what I needed. (On his ebay listings, there are several with youtube videos of him demonstrating his painting.) I received the order of paper within one week, from California to Canada! That's fast service!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I've been really busy creating these marbelized works on rice paper, a la Cheng-Khee Chee! What a lot of fun! Now I need to meditate with these pieces, let them talk to me, discover what I see in them and then add watercolour. After that, I'll be mounting them.
This one is my favourite - kind of looks like a little hobbit house in a big, old gnarled tree with heaps of interesting 'things' around. Zach, my oldest son, tells me that hobbits are not tree dwellers but I'm sticking to my story.
Below is a slide show of others;