Welcome to Hollywood
mixed media on linen
For Mixed Media Painting & Drawing. My final project. These were super fun to do. I began last night with dying papers with Sangria but that was too sticky and I wansnt getting dark enough color. I then decided to brew a ton of black tea and that worked much better. My living room was covered in wet paper. I had the song "Hollywood" by Madonna stuck in my head for some reason as I was dying the paper and my idea for this piece started to form. I had so much inspiration for this that I didnt want to go to bed but I realized I had to because all of my cool papers needed time to dry.
The first one was actually an accident. The second one was my original idea but when I went to print it out I was all out of magenta ink and my fancy printer wouldnt let me print in color until I replaced the magenta. So I printed it out anyway in black and white and used it to experiment with the image transfer technique. I liked it so much that I decided to incorporate it into my final.
These are made from- black tea, computer paper, Reeves BFK paper, photo paper image transfer, watercolor, acrylic, blue ink, fire, monotype (it is hard to see but it is there :), linen, and green thread.
I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I enjoyed making them :)