Sunday, January 13, 2008

Monica's Swami Beyondananda

How about a little colour out there?
I love this piece by fellow Edmonton Calligraphic Society member Monica Robertson & thought you would too. It's quite large and really draws you in to take a closer look. The quotes are by Steve Bhaerman. Monica calls it “Swami Beyondananda” and this is what she had to say about it:

"Our study group decided to explore layering for the ECS library project. I immediately went to “Swami isms” and contacted Steve Bhaerman. He very graciously endorsed the idea, i.e. no copyright infringement. I enjoyed the freedom of the layering process. (If you don’t like it, cover it up.) I began with 140 lb. w/c paper, masked off areas with masking tape, and poured, painted walnut ink and watercolor, then lettered, then collaged, then painted, then lettered."
She makes it sound SO EASY!


Kindred Spirit said...

Beautiful piece of Art work. Such Color.

Anonymous said...

Monica did what I have always wanted to try, a piece that becomes more of a painting with layers of colour and massive amounts of text. Isn't it interesting that "text" creates "texture"! Thanks for putting it on your blog Francie.