Have you ever worked in a series? You know, where you pick a theme or a subject and do a series of art around it? I haven’t really, well not in art, I have in card making, made several cards that are connected by one look or one theme but in art I usually do one offs perhaps more by accident than design but I’ve not tried doing a series.
So I thought I would give a series a go. It is very much a work in progress and at the moment I have no idea what it is going to be or even what my theme is going to be, so here, for a bit of fun, is the start and let’s see where it goes!
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I’m using Daler Rowney Mixed Media Papers as my base and started by attaching some strips of torn book pages with Golden Regular Gel.
I wanted to add a ground to blend the old book page with the paper, I would normally have gone with gesso for this but the gesso I have is quite textured and I wanted a smoother feel so I went with Golden Absorbent Ground (white) then added the colour over the top with a plastic card.
For the colour I’m using Aladine Pigment Izinks, distributed by ClearSnap. I’m new to these inks and this is the first time I’ve used them. let me know if you have used them I would love to hear what you think about them.
I now have four background pages…
…looking for a series theme. Maybe they can be part of my Art It Friday – Show Your Face portrait journey? Or perhaps I will use something else to bring them together like a still life study or maybe make them a seasonal thing or what about using a simple shape? Mmm so much choice!
What would your series theme or subject be? I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts, do share below. Have you ever worked in a series? Shout if you have I would love to see it.
Ok, so next instalment will be when I’m fixed on a theme, let’s hope I do that before next week!
Catch you later Artinators!