Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lesson 64 Masa Paper

This lesson revolved around techniques popularized by Cheng-Khee Chee using Masa paper. This rice paper has sizing on one side which can be broken by crumpling and wadding the paper. When it is painted on paint collects in the cracks giving the painting a batik effect. This works particularly well in depictions of foliage and winter trees. Here are a few of the paintings from the class.

The crinkle texture in Karen's painting became rocks and evergreens.

Denise left a lot more light areas with the texture suggesting misty trees.

Marilyn sketched in her figures in waterproof ink before she started and worked the path scene around them.

Carol developed a large foreground tree and rich hills and grassy areas.

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