This past week I completed 3 pear aceo and took pictures of the collage process.
|separating the monoprint|
For this series of three aceos of July pears, I used various monoprinted papers, pen and watercolor. Above I am separating the paper as I wanted a thinner piece of paper. When I had my Chigiri-e class in Japan, we would do this with the washi to get varying colors or a more translucent paper.
|step two with paper seperated|
The foreground shows the monoprint paper in two pieces after it has been separated. The upper left shows the completed july pear I. In the upper right, the beginning wip of july pear II with the first layer of monoprint tissue paper.
|july pear II, wip|
Above is the pear that I tore from the monoprint paper. Once the glue has dried, I then draw around the pear with a sakura micron pen and add more layers of paint and paper. All three were sealed with gloss varnish to bring out the various colors and layers. Below is the finished July Pear II.
|July Pear II, aceo mixed media collage|
Pear July I
July Pear II
Are you ready for the coming week? What are you working on this week?