Friday, April 24, 2009

Nocturne - abstract art

Always trying new techniques, "Etching nocturne" and "Eventful" were developed from experimenting with oil pastels. Having created a colorful, dark background, this became the base for drawing with a sharp knife. The color revealed by the knife edge would either be the white of the paper or the oil pastel beneath. Drawing with a knife was a new experience and gave the abstract work the visual feeling of an etching, carving out the drawing on a metal plate. The result, however, was more immediate and spontaneous. More can be seen at

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