Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The other day I learned a good friend of mine's mother had passed away. Before I had the chance to speak to her, (and feeling quite concerned about her) I sat down and created this piece entitled "Release" while holding her in my thoughts.
Throughout the time I've been creating mandalas, I've found that some of my most expressive images have come at times when I've held a specific thought or intention in my mind while making them. If you have been following my work for any length of time, you know that this isn't my typical color palette but these are the colors that I felt inspired to use on this day. Choosing these colors, I felt as though they represented infinite space...
The image was created by painting with frisket (a masking substance) on extra rough Clairefontaine watercolor paper. I then applied 4 different colors of fountain pen ink over the frisket, (Herbin's Bleu Azur, Diamine's Imperial Blue, Indigo & one of their black inks - I forget which) Once dry, I removed the frisket and then started filling in the empty spaces using .5 and brush nibbed Copic Multiliner markers.
This piece ended up one of my most favorites, ever.