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DAY 9 Flag's Abstract

Today's piece is a perfect example of just letting it happen.   The more I hear and read I guess you really don't have a plan, abstract is reacting to what is happening.  You  make the choices of what to add, when and where.  

This is an experimental collage piece, added some napkin pieces in several spots.  This time I peeled off the 2nd layer which is all white.  I then added a piece of paper towel that was under my paint palette and had a spreading pattern from really wet washes that had gotten between the glass.  Then black and turquoise paint was added and I laid back pieces of the white layer of the napkin on top of the wet paint.  I sprayed that tissue as it lay on top of the wet paint and it became translucent and kind of made the spreading pattern that you see.  

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Comments

Robie Benve said…
I love to experiment like that with mixed media and abstract shapes too, it's so liberating. You've got a very good one here, beautiful!
Nelvia said…
Yiu know I never understood abstract art. I am not sure I do yet, appears you can do anything, no rules. But yes, just letting go with no plan is pretty freeing. Thanks so much for the feedback because I am really searching. Am sure I am going to enjoy your blog.
I like this piece Nelvia. I often find collage work difficutl but you really nailed this piece. Well done!
carol edan said…
Love the motion quality in this piece. Great textures!
Nelvia said…
I have to admit Val, I am pretty shocked as I didn't know I had this inside of me. I still don't have the foggiest idea of what I am doing, but seems to be working out ok so guess I'll just let my innards tell me what to do and not over think it.
Sheila said…
Love this Nelvia!! Thanks so much for sharing your process, I was curious about that. How did you make the black lines? Was it wet, and that wet, and that is why it is feathery? I really like the texture on those as well! :)
Nelvia said…
I had put the black lines down with a brush and then I applied the tissue paper, wet it, on top of the black. The wet paper absorbed and bled out the lines. It also helped to secure the tissue paper to the watercolor paper below without having to use mat medium. I am doing a lot of this trying things, don't have anything to lose just to see what I will get. That is one of the good things about acrylic, it can be thinned down to act like watercolor.
Nelvia said…
Thank you Carol, I appreciate your feedback, it helps me understand what I should be shooting for.

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