Original watercolor on tissue paper, landscape portrait in
warm, glowing tones titled Wild Iris & Laundry.
The detailed and textured painting has many glazes of color applied to achieve the luminous depth and hue to the colors.
technique was inspired by an ancient Zen meditation ritual in which the
Buddhist monks would meditate on a crumpled, and then smoothed, sheet
of rice paper until a vision appeared to them from the random lines and
folds in the rice paper.
For these paintings, I randomly apply
crumpled tissue paper layers to a rigid backing. Then after many
applications of transparent color washes, an image is suggested where
the color has collected in the folds and swirls of the randomly applied
tissue paper...kind of like finding images in the clouds. I continue
to enhance and detail the image that has been suggested by the folds in
the tissue paper by adding color in thin glazes, and definition with
ink. The painting is then protected with a Broad Spectrum UV
protectant, and light varnish.
This signed painting measures 8
inches w. x 11 inches tall on prepared, archival, art board. The
painting is not matted, and is not framed.
Lynne French is a
contemporary artist who trained at Chouinard Art Institute, CalArts,
where she studied with both Millard Sheets and Phil Dike. She is
collected throughout the United States in both private and public
collections, has done extensive commercial work and numerous commission
pieces. Lynne French is listed with AskArt, and also in The Artist's
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