Saturday, 19 April 2014

Portrait Sketches (imaginary): Transparent painting on a textured underground

Series of quick abstracted (imaginary) mixed media portraits on a textured underground created with tile mortar. I started out with creating a textured layer on the paper and then tried to discover facial features in it and work from there, painting in transparent (watery) layers to let the effect of the texture show through. As the paper tends to get soaked and can start tearing, I had to stop in this stage. Perhaps I'll revisit them later.

Tile mortar, acrylic
21 x 21 cm

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