Exploring a deconstructive painting process

Exploring a Deconstructive Painting Process is a body of work that focuses on the human figure and portraiture to display the different elements of "drawing". Through creating this body of work, I document how this process developed and changed through creating pieces and understanding what worked and what did not work through the 6-12 pieces that will be displayed. I originally started this process by creating a piece where I drew the subject on canvas with an oil-based paint pen. After that dried, I applied 3-5 layers of gouache paint over the subject. Then I used watercolors to p[aint over the gouache and the rest of the canvas. Finally, after everything has dried, I used a spray bottle, sponge, towel, or anything that could hold water, and applied the water to the canvas to slowly reveal the underneath subject that I previously covered up., leaving some of the figure underneath all the layers of paint. This process has developed over the creation of eery piece and through this I have gained a better understanding of deconstructing a painting to the point where it enhances the overall composition., Please click on the link in the Description information to access Jordan's slide show.
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Abstract/Description: Exploring a Deconstructive Painting Process is a body of work that focuses on the human figure and portraiture to display the different elements of "drawing". Through creating this body of work, I document how this process developed and changed through creating pieces and understanding what worked and what did not work through the 6-12 pieces that will be displayed. I originally started this process by creating a piece where I drew the subject on canvas with an oil-based paint pen. After that dried, I applied 3-5 layers of gouache paint over the subject. Then I used watercolors to p[aint over the gouache and the rest of the canvas. Finally, after everything has dried, I used a spray bottle, sponge, towel, or anything that could hold water, and applied the water to the canvas to slowly reveal the underneath subject that I previously covered up., leaving some of the figure underneath all the layers of paint. This process has developed over the creation of eery piece and through this I have gained a better understanding of deconstructing a painting to the point where it enhances the overall composition.
Subject(s): Deconstructive painting
Undergraduate Research
Date Issued: 2021