Sunday, August 4, 2013

Eye of the Forest

Eye on the Forest
This was another piece created in the Orly Avineri workshop on Whidbey Island.  In this piece we wrote in our journals, added color using spray inks and matte varnish.  Then we added torn masking tape to make the trees. We painted the whole piece with black gesso.  Once the journal spread dried we removed the masking tape.

Earlier in the week we had collected items from the forest to add to our collage.  Here you see parts of leaves and moss and bird egg shell.  Later in the week I cut a small hole in the journal and increased its size by burning it with a candle.  Hence the eye from another journal page comes through to create the piece Eye on the Forest.

7 comments:

Roberta said...

Oh lucky you to have taken her class!

Connie Rose said...

Really love this!

Seth said...

What a wonderful technique with the masking tape...and what a strong and powerful page. The eye peeking through is inspired and brilliant!

Catherine R said...

Love the eye - a single eye is SO powerful!

Brian Kasstle said...

I am seeing a shift in your artwork. It is impossible to work with Orly that long and not be effected. In a good way I mean. GROWTH!

Cathy Farrell said...

Gorgeous!

tgarrett said...

This is so powerful- the positive & negative space makes for a dual look- are the dark shapes like trees or is it the night sky- fun the think about both- the eye just does it!