Friday, November 30, 2012

Back To Black And White . . .

It has been so long since I painted in black and white.  I was using it alot when I was creating pieces using my photography a while back.  So yesterday I got out a new 12x12 canvas and my black and white acrylics.  

I really do not like using brushes.  So I gloved up and started smearing paint.  This time an image did not show up right away but I knew I wanted to create some type of face.  I did have the large open circle and worked my way around it.  I scratched into the paint layers with my palette knife and scribbled with a white-out pen

I have to say I was a bit creeped out when I stood back and looked at the finished piece.  But I had such fun during the process.  And to tell you the truth I do like it.  I feel something when I see it and I hope others do as well.  

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I sketched a face the other day for the first time in many months.  I will be sharing that in my next post so be on the look out!  


  1. Terrific work Cathy and so very powerful. Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. Cathy,
    I just love the layers and gestural qualities of this work! It is so alive!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  3. Wow! I was a bit freaked myself at first but I really love it after looking it. Hope you don't mind the honesty. Very creative to use your hands! Happy PPF!

  4. Sometimes freaky is good! You've got some very interesting textures in this piece, and I like how expressive it is.

  5. It is a bit "dark" and I don't just mean all the black. I love the whole in the figure...I'm not sure what it means but it draws my eye immediately. There is a lot going on here and I like it!

  6. mysterious and absolutely wonderful !!! Happy PPF!

  7. I really like this piece, I think the black and white work very well, color would have just taken away from the overall affect. Great job!

  8. Great powerful work! It fits the limited tones perfectly.

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  10. It's authentic and real. Moving. I like the limited palette. Jenelle