Paper is a wonderful medium, it can be the surface for many different kinds of colors and paints. Obviously, Mezzotints and Original Color Lithographs are also "works on paper", but they are covered in their own sections. Here we will focus on delicate DRAWINGS and MIXED MEDIA creations, on special papers, in some cases handmade by the artist.
Why make your own paper? If you have a small papermill, like Krajnc does, it makes sense: you can do it in your studio, using pure linen and water only, no glues, producing a paper that is virtually indestructible, except by fire. It will not yellow. The surface structure can be controlled, as well as the density. And an image can be continued within the paper, as a watermark, hidden when looked at in flat light, visible when lit through. Thus giving the artwork yet another dimension.
(These are small works, 9"x12". The paper has the typical ragged "deckel-edge" look (not visible here), created when it is lifted out of the water in its frame.)
If you'd like to see a picture of MISSION SAN XAVIER, it is among the Original Color Lithographs.
Last modified:April 24, 2012
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