Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Watered Down Black & White Gesso


A new lesson from Wanderlust 2022 from artist Soraya Nulliah. The idea was to use watered down black gesso and also watered down white gesso to create contrast and to push back a vibrant background. I used a self-created stencil, keeping my unmuted background marks within the confines of the figure. An envelope window, adorned with washi tape, also gives a peek into the background. Additional stencils and washi tape completed the spread.

I don't think I have ever used the watered down black gesso before. I feel like I should have used more water so that more of my background shows through. I love the foggy atmosphere the watered down white gesso provides.  

The inspiration for this particular take on the lesson was a quote from Song of Solomon, chapter 2, verses 9 and 10, which are quoted in the spread on the left: "He is standing behind our wall, He is looking through the windows, He is gazing through the lattice. My beloved speaks and says to me, "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away." Will I be roused by the words of my lover and step out into the early morning fog to accompany him? I think so!

#Wanderlust 2022

#Soraya Nulliah

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