Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Resist and Persist"

Art-4-Art, Lyons Regional Library, Lyons, Colorado
Oct. 20, 2018Title: "Resist & Resist"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand, The Gutter Artist
Medium: Water Color and Pebeo Drawing Gum and Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid resists on Canson Cold Press, 140 lb., some use of Crayola Markers

The idea for this series came after finding a bee's wax melting pot and a supply of bee's wax at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth. Using wax like a batik resist on paper was labor intensive. Waiting for resist to dry, then painting, then waiting, then removing, then improving, then messing up, then allowing, then discovering the labels don't stick to wax, then starting over, then finding Yao Cheng's videos on www.creativebug.com, and buying Courtney Cerruti's book, "Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing, and More." I call this process, "Resist and Persist."