"Blossoming Burst" - 2020
12"h x 9"w
Medium: Stabilo Woody crayons, graphite pencil on rice paper, mounted on cradled birch panel
$200, unframed, varnished sides, ready to hang
This art challenge from photographer Mario Cerroni, gave me the opportunity to try out some new materials. This floral piece is created with Stabilo Woody crayons, graphite pencil and plenty of water on the textured side of rice paper. The unpredictability of the media enhanced my depiction of nature's "personality".
"I do not replicate nature. I am inspired by the improvisation of my environment."
About the Artist
Through bold marks and a feel for colour working in layers, Ottawa artist Catherine Gutsche uses a process driven method to capture her joy for the unpredictability of her practice. She creates intricate non-representational compositions, often alluding to forms in nature but highly abstracted, driven by a need to “engage my mind and express my connections to my environment”.
The 7 Works Collective challenges have stretched my usual approach into new areas, experimenting with new techniques, new materials and altered styles. Who knows what will come out of these exercises in the future. "Play" makes artists grow.
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