Monday, March 23, 2009
in lock step
When last seen, the chocolate brown area on the left was a blank slate. Some version of the central image, Silvergirl, was destined to fill the gap -- yesterday's blog showed the Kinko's-made enlargement.
I wanted to paint the image on the cloth. I found some liquid acrylic paint -- two colors, copper and bronze. I then used my trusty disposable scalpels and cut out the image's pieces, making the blow-up a giant stencil.
A soft paint roller fit the bill -- I drew a line of each acrylic color on a piece of Plexiglas and combined the two with the roller. Placing the "stencil" over the fabric, I painted the image.
The initial result was good, but there was too much blank space -- the answer was to have Silvergirl's hair overflow to fill the area above her. I continued that motif below her face, and then continued it, sparingly, around the elements. I thought that in this way, the piece would be unified.
In this photo, the edges are folded back for a look-see at how the final image might read. Hmm..that open area below the face? Love it or leave it???