Monthly Archives: May 2018

Another dark encounter: Pine on Black

Despite sharing my Black Licorice double xuan paper with artist friends, I had several widths left, and that large gold bamboo frame beckoning from the art room. The simplicity of two cranes in a setting holds considerable appeal, and I … Continue reading

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Exploring the dark side: painting on black

While experimenting with gold metallic paint and aiming to fill a large gold bamboo frame, I made some pleasant discoveries about painting on black paper. With my first few bamboo/cat paintings I had learned that even after careful spraying with … Continue reading

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