Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Klee Transfers

Klee Transfers by Steph Toth Kates
Klee Transfers, a photo by Steph Toth Kates on Flickr.
This project was a ton of fun. I was unsure about the process at first - rolling paint onto tracing paper? What? But after a few screw-ups it turned out to be really neat.

The first time I tried it it came out way too light - so I attempted to re-roll paint onto the same tracing paper - and it came out WAY too dark. I considered it a failure and kept trying, but when it came time to add color I remembered that I'd just purchased some cheap oil pastels from the school supply clearance at Target so I pulled those out and tried it and it worked great! Usually oil pastels and I don't have much to say to eachother - but this was fun :)

I'm a little dismayed by how much my pictures ended up looking like christmas cards - but I guess it's just the subject matter. And the lines I drew in the sky that look like a christmas star.  I was just trying to break up the space like Klee - but oh well.

This one was inspired by a photo of the interior of a cathedral.  A little less festive. :)

I also got a few more of my 100 faces done - click through to flickr to see those.

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