Saturday, May 29, 2021

Judy Langille is "Boxed In"

Boxed In by Judy Langille

From Art Cloth Network member Judy Langille

I visited an Italian palace built in the 15th century. It was constructed using 8,500 white marble tetrahedrons. Their carving and positioning created the light and shadows reflected on this building that I was so taken with. 

My immediate fascination with the stories within these stones allowed me to look closely and inspired this piece of 3-D work.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Jeanne Sisson's Subtle Layering Process on 'Carried'


Jeanne Sisson,

To start I ironed fabric onto freezer paper to stabilize it before drawing or painting. Then I used this Arabic calligraphy pen and India ink to draw the figure onto the linen.

The textures above and behind the figure are multiple layers of monotype printing with acrylic medium that will act as a resist when a wash of acrylic paint is applied later. The background was masked with freezer paper and textures were monotype printed onto the figure and foreground with paint.

Lastly, I applied a couple of layers of acrylic paint in washes to create depth.

Carried, 12 x 14”, mixed media on linen