4/19/10

DEMO FOR WORKSHOP

Our "TAPING" batik workshop in Indianapolis last week resulted in some exciting and dynamic artwork. For four days, artists cut and tore small pieces of masking tape to create their own exquisite masterpieces. I was very impressed with the paintings they painted, and surprisingly, there was hardly ever any whining for such a tedious technique. We had a really great group of artists at the workshop.
This painting shows my workshop demo with all the tape removed and adjustments made. The dark batik-like textures were created when the paint leaked between pieces of torn or cut tape. The reference photo is also posted here.
Soon I'll post some of the workshoppers' masterpieces. EYE CANDY TIME:-) Off to another workshop later this week..... Life is so good!
"POPPING WITH COLOR" Transparent Watercolor on 140#HP Arches, 19 x 15" COLLECTED







11 comments:

Billie Crain said...

Gorgeous, Sandy!!! I've yet to give the technique a go but with results like this it's now moved waaay up on my gotta-try list.

Vicki Greene said...

I agree with Billie, this is gorgeous and how I would love to take a workshop but I do appreciate all of the great info that you give us and want to give this technique a try.

Christiane Kingsley said...

And here is a third person who would love to take one of your workshops and is dying to try this technique.

We have missed you, Sandy!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

an amazing painting; much nicer then the actual photo

marancat said...

I have never heard of this technique and would not know where to start! However, your poppy is truly stunning - a beautiful piece of art.

Cynthia said...

What an inspiring piece....can´t wait for the eyecandy!!!!

Ann Buckner said...

Beautiful color and texture, Sandy. Looking forward to seeing the workshop photos. Maybe one day you can do a short video demo of the taping process. I know you don't like being in front of a camera but what about just your hands and the paper and paint???? Food for thought, yes?

Nick said...

that's a barnburner Sandy, one of the best I'd say. I spent some time telling the class at kanuga about you and your work, I hope they took notes!

Janet Belich said...

On my "Gotta Try " list TOO !
LOVE IT !

A Brush with Color said...

This is wonderful, Sandy! I would love to watch you all doing these. Really such a fabulous effect.

meera said...

I am so glad you posted the reference photo-- I agree your painting is classic example of how to work from photographs for stunning end result :) Will have to try masking tape batik method --may be some day soon I will take your workshop:)