Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Accidents happen!

Life seems to be taking over the development of my practise, what with work and trying to sell my house time to make, produce and get into the 'zone' is hard to come by at the moment.
I am still developing work using rust pigment and templates of pin pricked drawings of Willowherb. Moving on from mark making on plain white surfaces such as foam board and mount card i am now exploring canvas as a surface. Accidentally spilling some diluted rust pigment and rain water on the canvas has sparked a really interesting process. It takes around 12 hours for the globules to soak into the surface of the canvas; the rain water settles at the top of the globule while the rust pigment falls to the bottom of these perfectly formed mounds. Once soaked into the canvas i continue the repetitive process of drawing minute dots over these splash patterns. Canvas has also introduced the possibilities of a more pliable surface to enable the making of 3D forms.