Painting Journals with Japanese colored papers.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Slight improvement

It is almost covered with the first layer.  From this point, I'll keep pasting tiny paper pieces on and on, until I find the right phase.  My criterion of the right phase is the beautiful image which seems to have been there by nature.
The first layer already consists of small layers.  This time, I've been trying to create more  variety of textures include those borderlines and roughness between each pieces of torn papers. 

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fantastic Plants 3

"Fantastic Plants 3"/Miki Ohno

Torn Japanese colored paper and acrylic resin on 15.75 × 21.85 inches paper board.

I see and learn something new after the completion, little by little.  That's may be why I can try the next piece.

Ziggy, weighs 11.02 lb now trying to be a penguin boy.