Charcoal with Watercolor Challenge

Charcoal Silhouettes

I started out with watercolor washes on 140# cold press paper, following with the charcoal figure drawing.  After a coat of fixative spray to keep the water color layer from spreading and the charcoal in place, it was ready to adhere to a 1.5 deep wood cradle with sides painted black.  A final spray of UV protection allows the work to be displayed without a frame.

Charcoal Silhuettes-edge

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February Sale: Jan 31-Feb 26 – “Gestures Study VII” – Original Acrylic Paintings by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben

“Gestures VII”
This painting started out with an abstract under painting in dark tones.  When dry, the subject emerged by adding lighter tones in a negative painting technique.  Artwork is on paper attached to 1.5″ deep wood cradled panel with sides painted black.  It is wired on back, ready to hang.
 
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