May 20, 2007

half full


More fun with china marker resist... I like the freedom of not knowing how the lines will look until the moment when I wash over them with color, and at that point it is too late to change them. The white waxy marks are nearly invisible on the white paper, so all I have to go on is a memory of where my hand has been.

With other kinds of drawing or painting I have more sense of how the piece is evolving while I work on it, and I can make changes and corrections as I go along. In contrast, this process is mysterious and awkward and sudden.

Posted by EGP at May 20, 2007 11:06 PM

Reminds me of dyeing Easter eggs, where you draw with the white wax crayon first. What fun!

Posted by: Caren at May 21, 2007 12:06 PM

Like a Christmas present that you didn't know you were going to get. I have the same experience with photos that I take at night. I won't know what I've seen until I download it. Great fun.

Posted by: ByJane at May 22, 2007 7:43 PM