Working with Wordle again. I think the word clouds are beautiful, and the work on my New Orleans trinchie has made me want to do more. So last week, I conned my friend Cindy into naming three of her favorite books. I took passages from each one, Wordled them, and then collaged them onto a canvas with a blue and green acrylic background. I brushed on a transparent coat of blue/green over the top of the text. OK. The top coat wasn’t nearly as translucent as I had hoped, but a bit of scraping and thinning of the paint with more glaze leaves the text readable.

I will try this technique again. I will add more collage elements, I think, in the next attempt. It is a fun way to play with form, color, and text.

Only words for Cindy

Only words for Cindy

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