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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Starting a new piece


Above image will be completed as "Fantastic Plants 4" someday in near future. Those pieces of colored papers were pasted on a "14.33×20.28"inches paper board at the very beginning to decide the overall composition.  Hope this stage won't be taken as the best after all, but it is true that the image in progress sometimes looks better than the finished one.
上の図は、いずれ「空想植物4」として完成するB3サイズの絵で、構図を決めるために和紙の断片を散らして貼った一番はじめの段階です。過程の方が完成品より良く
見えることもままあるようですが、そうならないことを願って記録してみました。


Japanese colored papers are the only material for my recent works.  They are torn into tiny pieces by hands and pasted on paper boards with acrylic resin.  Once I tried mixed media, like using acrylic paintings, minerals, plants, and composed them in photoshop after scanning.  But while discovering various effects with papers, I needed to simplify my painting tools and materials to see its limit and possibility.  
I believe limited situation often induces more refined results.
最近は和紙だけを画材とし、指でちぎってからアクリル樹脂で貼り付けています。
以前は絵の具、鉱物、植物などを使い、スキャンしてからフォトショップで手を加えるミクストメディアの手法を試したのですが、当面は和紙だけの可能性を追求してみることにしました。限られた条件下で何かつきつめる方が、しばしば面白い結果を得られるような気がします。


Torn colored papers are sorted by different tone of colors into six boxes;  red, yellow, blue, green, white, and above box has the rest of neutral tints as purple, brown and grey, which obviously occupies much space.
ちぎった和紙は赤、黄、青、緑、白の系統に分類され、上の写真はそこからはずれた紫、茶、灰(現状特に多め)など中間色の箱です。

3 comments:

  1. Your grey is exceptionally beautiful and cozy looking! Thanks for showing us your sorting system. Have a great week!

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  2. Very nice to see your work in progress, assisted by your lovely cat, of course. ;)

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  3. Thank you Carole, also for your kind compliment on my helpful grey paperweight.

    Thank you Stephanie, I learned from your blog that seeing painting procedures teaches me something new.

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