©St.Hilaire Nelson 2010
The Grand Bohemian Gallery has sold all of the previous eight peacock heads I brought them a few months back, and Michael asked me to create more. To mix things up a bit and keep it interesting, I made some scribbly backgrounds this time. I used my Derwent Inktense Pencils on top of the drippy fluid acrylics and I really like the effect. These pencils can be washed out with a little water to create a vivid translucent effect and once dry, they are permanent!
My last set of peacock heads included only the drippy painted backgrounds so I thought I'd add a little something more this time. Through experimentation I found that the pencils go on very intense if you use them on a wet ground. I painted the wood panels with fluid acrylics, let that dry, wet the panel, and added the Inktense Pencil lines. I really love the effect of the pencil scribbling on the wet ground. To be sure the pencil marks that were not washed with water did not smear during the glue application, I sealed that layer with spray varnish before adding the collage.
I really enjoy creating the peacock heads, and experimenting with the background colors and textures. My next set I think I will stain the wood panel first, making a darker, more rich ground to start.
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