Origami

Today, a break from my icon experiments (see Study – Icon Maze and It’s Alive (?)).

I used a piece of 142 pound watercolor paper and scrunched it up (a similar process to crumpling) while it was dry. I un-scrunched it, flattened it as much as I could while taping it to a heavy board.  I scraped the width of a piece of charcoal over the folds to highlight them. I wet the paper and painted in sections with blues, quinacridone oranges, transparent irons and yellows.

After the paper dried, it looked like a mountain range. It was three dimensional, puffing out of the 2-D plane.

Here is a picture of this study lit from the side:

Watercolor: Abstract on Folded, Scrunched Paper

Lit Origami
14″X11″ 142# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

Below is a more evenly lit picture of the same study:

Watercolor: Abstract on Folded, Scrunched Paper, Flattened

Flat Origami
14″x11″ 142# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

 

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