Cyndi Lavin, 2017
Materials + Tools
Pages of text torn from various books
Black India ink
Acrylic paint colors:
Quinacridone nickel azo gold
1. Use matte medium on a foam brush to lay down your torn text pieces on the watercolor paper. Don't overthink it. Leave the top unsealed as much as possible.
2. Use a foam brush or sponge to add diluted (with water) Yellow ochre over most of the surface. Let it puddle a bit and sink in unevenly.
3. Add Red oxide next, and finish with Quinacridone gold, added with your fingers in just the spots you want. Let it dry thoroughly. Iron flat if needed.
4. Spritz the piece lightly with water. Using a pipette, drip in your trees and add some extra branches where you want. Let dry and spray with acrylic spray.
Spring and Fall
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
to a young child
Márgarét, áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! ás the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you wíll weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
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