Thursday, April 22, 2010

Andrea Peterson Workshop - My Pulp Painting Results

Continuing with the Andrea Peterson workshop...  here is my work from the pulp painting frenzy.  None of these are finished.  But, all (I think) have potential...

Poured pulp and a little brush work.  This was the last one I did of the day and it took me about 5 minutes.  I think it has the most potential.  Don't you think that I'd learn one day that the stuff I labor and fuss over is usually less good?

Playing with orange.

1.  Pull white sheet.  2.  Pour blues and purple.  3. Use stencil for flower blossom.  4.  Use dental syringe for orange squiggles.  5.  Wrinkles are bugging me.

This one was also toward the end of the day.  I used mostly leftover colors just to get ride of them.  Fence stencil used on the bottom.

Poured background, drips made by flinging pulp with a spoon tip, brushed on brown pulp over a stencil.
I made the fence stencil during the workshop.  Original photo is from our trip to Monticello last year.

Next steps on all of these is probably to go back in with pastels and/or ink.  We'll see.

Andrea's studio, Hook Pottery Paper in LaPorte, IN, is not far from here and several Guild members and I hope to made a road trip this summer to see her set-up (she uses sustainable art practices whenever possible) and spend more time with this really cool lady.



Joanne Huffman said...

Extremely cool pieces - even more so in person.

Lauren said...

My favorites are the one with flower stencil and brown fence stencil! Very pretty!

Kathy L said...

OK so I missed something. FIst of all, wow! What a cool here is what I don't get...Do you actually use paper pulp (from a paper making process) to paint with. If so when it dries is it three dimensional? NOt that I Would ever attempt this, I just find it really cool!

Jan Moulder said...

Very cool, Lorrie!

Gera Scott Chandler said...

These are fantastic Lorrie- absolutely fantastic! how about molding bowls?

always into 3d

Akua Lezli Hope said...

Love the fence stencil one with a "sun". What great fun!Pulp painting is not as easy as it once was for me, because of the prep -- making all batches of colors and the time spent on extended beating --but oh how this
makes me salivate and dream.

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Yes, the painting is actually done with highly beaten pulp (very, very fine) that has been pigmented. It's almost as if you are mixing your own paint and the binder is cotton/abaca pulp. The results can be dimensional but we used a press so the painted pulp and the base sheet of pulp became one.

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