Art & Design
Bleeding Money #2
FINAL: Bleeding Money#2 Cornelia Jolitz
The background decal of this painting was made at the same time as #1, with the same Baltic Green one color decal print.
This time I managed to etch out a high contrast that really worked for the George Washington portrait, the process of laying down the wash layers was a lot quicker and decisive.
After the simple white washes, the charcoal outlines define the sillhouette. Applying clear water on the unfixed charcoal blends into smooth shadows and makes dark drips. A rough layer of white completes the face and surrounding, and the final finish is a layer of Bright Yellow Green.
"Bleeding Money#1" in progress
"Bleeding Money #1" Step 2&3
Unfortunately, I have been too busy to continue my Emotion series or the decalcomania studies until now since I was burried in my regular design art work. But now - finally - the continuation of at least one of my projects!
After a bit muddy results with using four colors at a time, this time, I stuck with just one color to make the decal pattern and I have to say it made a lot of difference. A lot more shapes are visible and the eye starts to sort out levels of foreground to background possibilities all on its own. To keep it interesting, I dampened part of the paper with green tea before the print. It made some of the paint fade and run like a watercolor wash.
After adding a few darker washes, the 'horizon' line, foreground liquid and drip/torrents become more pronounced (Step2) - although I have to be carful not to cover up the initial pattern too much. The final wash is dark avocado green (Step3).
Next step is apure white 'decal' and highlight layer to get more contrast. And finally, the etching lines and details are added with pencil strokes (FINAL).
If you have any experience with this technique, and/or photos of paintings using similar themes or techniques - I would love to hear from you!
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