Week 2 of Art New England / Mass Art workshop at Bennington College, Vermont.
After all this time, I was thrilled to finally be in a class called “Advanced Painting.” As a complementary medium to working in oil, we were shown methods of using pencil and a slurry of graphite powder in stand oil/OMS on mylar. It’s a deliciously slippery medium to use for filmy values. The drawing/paintings have characteristics of litho, monoprint, charcoal, and photo, depending on how the materials is pushed. It’s flexible and expressive. The mylar also takes watercolor, gouache, and oils. Archival longevity has not been established.
ABOVE: Hydrangea, graphite on mylar, 10 x 8 inch (25 x 20 cm), 07/28/2010