Ash Series 14×14 by JoAnn Z Bland
Size 12″ x 36″. Original Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. May be hung in any direction.
There’s a stark contrast among Impressionism, black and white photography, surrealism, and architectural blueprints. What happens when you try to combine all?
I like to experiment with all the concepts. As I begin I start with watered down acrylic as a base and background. Sometimes I start with texture medium. I then add layers of heavy acrylic texture for depth, and as a finishing touch I bring out the highlights and extend with lines in metallic or charcoal which would remind the observer of the sketch lines. It’s all about combining the known with unexpected. More three dimensional than my earlier work, I use different fabrics and scraps to form pieces.
-JoAnn Z Bland