Mass Migration

Mass Migration
Collage Painting by Colin Hoisington

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art is in the Process

The following is a record of one experimental process combining print making and painting.

The Studio
Starting point: a line drawing of figures, one stacked on top of the other. The drawing is scratched in to sheetglass and transfered to paper through a press

The same drawing is done with oil sticks and transferred to paper through a press

The last two steps are combined, and both pressed onto paper.

The same drawing is carved into pinewood making a stamp. Rootlike structures fill in and surround the drawing.

 The stamp, along with a bed of foam, are pressed into super alpha paper using a hydrolic press.

Watercolor is added


 It is observed that when the watercolor is wet, the color is vibrant. Here acrylic medium is combined with water and watercolor in an attempt to capture this effect.  

More detailed drawing is desired for a starting point

Drawing transferred to Stamp 2, carved out of MDF

Hydrolic press onto Super Alpha paper

Close up to show the relief and natural shadows.

Coated with watercolor and acrylic gel medium

Coated with Oil Paint and acrylic resin

Coated with Oil Paint and acrylic resin.  Several layers of glazing using various colors

The original with no color is preferred. A change in material is chosen instead.  Canvas is coated several times with Acrylic gel medium

More dynamic angle

The soft texture of the canvas is incredile, although cant be seen from this photo. The next phase will be experiments in using different fabrics and mediums. Next: rabbit skin glue on canvas.

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