9/9/09

VALUE AND SHAPE

Masking tape and paint, layered time and again, helped to create this painting which was also pulled out of my archives. While recovering from surgery, I'd planned to 'paint' more with masking tape, but the time went by too quickly, with other paintings tugging at my interest.

The tape, used as a sort of resist, allows the paint to sneak under the edges, creating fabulous, unpredictable effects and textures. However, the key to a good painting must rely on good shapes with good value placement. The tape texture effect just adds a little intrigue to the piece.

This is hanging in my hometown library, and it may have been the painting that won Best of Show at a show there in the early '90's - can't remember for sure. (Record keeping isn't one of my strengths.) I do remember thinking it was messy and inaccurate, and now that's what I love about it the most.

"TIMES PAST" Transparent Watercolor on Crescent Board 18 x 18" COLLECTED

9 comments:

rafael pujals said...

Meravellòs, fantàstic (this is my language: catalán).
I like very very much this work.
Congratulations.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wonderful light and thanks for the story connected to this 90's painting of yours. ..and there is me trying so hard to make sure the paint doesn't seep under the tape - Oh well, always ready to learn new tricks.

jgr said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous! I love the texture.

Jeanette said...

This is gorgeous. I love the light in it and glad you shared the process of creating it.

shicat said...

This painting is so interesting. Tape,just wonderful. I would love to hear how you did it? draw tape paint more tape? I just love the fact that it's messy.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, I love this! It's fabulous! Such a wonderful piece.

Nora Mackin said...

Wonderful values in this painting. Especially like the dark shapes.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is stunning!

Billie Crain said...

I admire imperfection, too! I find the most beauty in it. It's what makes something(or someone)unique ie. special. I may have to try this masking tape thing.