Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Experimental Recycling


These two small watercolor pieces (5x7") are experiments done on tyvek. A few days ago when I received some mail in tyveck envelope, I decided to try painting on it as I had been admiring Myrna Wacknov and Sandy Maudlin's paintings on Tyvek and Yupo. It was a very spur of the moment decision and I cut the envelope so I would have a decent size empty space for me to paint. This morning I quickly selected two photographs and without sketching or planing just took the brush and paint to the paper. It was a fun experiment and I will look into playing with some decent proper pieces of tyvek or yupo. I liked how paints mixed with each other and in a way just sat on the paper which made it easier to wipe and repaint. It has very similar feel to Fredrix watercolor canvas. I got a big kick out of having recycled the envelope as tomorrow is Earth Day 2010.

11 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful work Meera! And it looks like it was so fun. Such a creative idea!

meera said...

Thanks Crystal! It was indeed a lot of fun. I need larger pieces of tyvek now :)

meera said...

Thanks Crystal! It was indeed a lot of fun. I need larger sheets of tyvek now :)

Heera said...

Have you tried using a heat gun on your painting? It gives a cool 3D bubble effect. Like the idea of beach. It looks very inviting.

meera said...

Thanks for popping in!!! No I have not-- I don't have a heat gun :( But I tried to iron out the wrinkles from tyvek. Since it has some plastic/nylon in it the tyvek wrikled or bubbled a bit --I guess the iron should be barely warm --except this time I didn't want that effect!

B said...

i love ur new colors. the first one feels like sunny with rainig coming on....

meera said...

Thanks B! Its always fun to experiment --you already know that!!!

AK said...

Your experiment paid off. Lovely efffect. And thanks for taking time off for commenting on my blog.

meera said...

Thanks Ak --and you are welcome :)

GB said...

Followed the link to Amy Tan's talk (She's one of my fav authors!)--best 22 minutes of the day! Thanks for sharing.

meera said...

Thanks GB - I loved it too :) In fact TED talk watching/listening is my favorite pass time !

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