I am thrilled with the process of drawing with gun powder. And I've finally realized a way to use the gun powder as if I am doing a TD. The process is different because I throw the gun powder on the paper and light it, and then continue to do that until an image comes to the paper. I lose the continuity of drawing directly onto the paper, so it is still not as free as doing a TD, but I am close to being able to do free play with gun powder and like… Continue
This is the fourth of five drawings with gun powder, torch, and wood burner that I've done. The fifth one isn't done yet, but it is called Diana and Her Hound. It is beautiful, and I hope to finish it without wrecking it. This drawing, Tankers' Nightmare, has heavy content for me, but I feel safe sharing here--just as I did at the Gathering I attended.
I, and perhaps every person who has sat in a tank, is the guy on the left…Continue
I finished the biggest burning yet, and it is gorgeous. The piece measures 60"x40", and I burned the image onto the paper. My idea came from a story, which seems to be historical, that I found concerning Safiya. I took the idea of shame, which she reportedly did to the…
So I started using gun powder to burn with. I start by spreading powder all over the paper and lighting it. Then I do it again. Then I let the images ask (or sometimes scream) to be let out. Then I keep working the image like an etching, only in reverse. I love the softness that I can achieve.
And I have to let go. There is little control in the process until the details are put in. This is very similar to TD in that you make the marks the universe guides you to and you dress up what…Continue
This is a burning that I did. All of the tones are made with heat. It is 30"x22.5" on watercolor paper. I want to use natural combustible compounds so that I have less control over the process, so I am open to material suggestions. I don't want to pass on art with gasoline, etc., so I want good spirited compounds or materials.
Smiles to all.
This is the second burning I've done. I am excited by the process and the outcome. I am…Continue
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