Painting cellophane

After long week of mostly reading, I finally sat down at the easel and began this painting. It is a conch covered in cellophane. It is a metaphor for the oceans being filled with plastic. It may be a new series. Painting cellophane is not easy. I had to remind myself that painting is about seeing, really looking at the subject.

WORK IN PROGRESS: From a sea of plastic you were taken and to plastic you return, 12X12, oil on panel.

Here are some earlier pictures of the workin progress.

I love painting translucent and transparent still lives, but cellophane is tricky. If you have any tips or tricks about painting it, please share!

Thank you for reading about my painting process.

My best,
Emily Warren


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Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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