MARBLING DEMO FOR ISEA
With a dip in the marbled bath, an ordinary painting becomes extraordinary. But not every painting lends itself to this practice. Rene will talk about her process for designing marbled paintings, showing you what works and what doesn’t when marbling over paintings.
- LAYERING PAINT AND PATTERN
Painting over marbling becomes evocative when you allow the imagery to blend with the pattern or fade and emerge from it. Working in transparent or opaque techniques with watercolor, gouache or acrylic, layers can be built up to blend subject with patterning. Marbling over gold gesso becomes a background for botanicals with an Asian flair.
- HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
Learn how to tone down marbled patterning to create the best effect.
- MARBLING IN COLLAGE
Create captivating art by adding pieces of semi-transparent marbled paper. Even a small amount of patterning can be transformative. See how Rene builds up layers of pattern and texture in a collage.
- WATCH IT HAPPEN!
Rene will set up to show you the marbling process on a small scale. Learn how favorite patterns are made. Try it out for yourself.
MARBLED TEXTURE —
Transform paintings with pattern
As artists, we are forever in search of unique techniques to use in our creations. We strive to make art that stands out and gets noticed while staying true to what resonates within us. Many of us are attracted to patterning and find sensual joy in the textured surface. Repeating pattern is a powerful way to move the eye. We are also enchanted with ambiguity, and images we do not immediately understand hold more interest for us. Acrylic marbling can do both — add patterning and obscure imagery in our work. When used appropriately, marbling is a magical tool.
Rene Eisenbart has found ways to use marbling in her work while retaining her individual style. She will show you how she combines marbled texture with watercolor painting to create expressive watermedia works. Marbling can be applied under the painting, over the paint or applied later as collage. Then Rene will demonstrate how she creates her marbled patterns. She will introduce you to her process for painting over the marbled texture with watercolor and how she adds it later to balance a piece. You won’t want to miss this demonstration of marbling.
Here’s Rene’s marbled painting that will be in the ISEA show in Newport. Read about the making
Read about the process behind Rene’s 30 marbled paintings hanging in Hood River in August