Posts Tagged ‘Succulent Colour’

Intrinsic Colour and Texture

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Everyone knows that Kozuke is one of my favourite papers. It is economical and it always responds to my commands.

For this slightly sculptural piece, I applied acrylic paint to strips of Kozuke. I usually dilute my paint until it is fairly watery, which creates a wonderful bleeding effect on the other side of the paper.

I had difficulty choosing which side of the individual strips to use in this work, so in order to enhance the amount of variation evident across the paper’s surface, I used both!

Adding texture to the paper by crumpling it (what a great sensation!) only intensified the succulent colour of the paint. I’m longing for the salty, turquoise waters of Lia Beach in Mykonos, Greece and am craving a sip of Mastika!