|Louise Nevelson, Photographic painting by l.w.roth, 1979|
When I saw a picture of her in the newspaper, I cut it out and used it as a reference for this photographic painting with light. I made a finished enlarged positive drawing of her from the picture I cut from the paper, placed a piece of glass over it and using black acrylic, painted the drawing in reverse. In other words, I made a negative drawing from the positive. Everything that was white in the enlarged positive drawing, was painted black not always solid, but thinning to washes as needed. Then I placed my glass printing plate over a piece of photographic paper (I liked Kodak matte finish) and exposed it to light under the enlarger. It took a few exposures before I got the time right with the whites as white as they could be and the blacks as dark as they could be and the midtones registered clean. I'm especially pleased with how her glass beads came out. Unfortunately, I then discarded the glass printing plate leaving the world just one print. This one of a kind is hanging not in a museum, but in my powder room. It did get high accoulades for originality from members in my local photographic community.
See Louise's work for yourself. You'll immediately understand why a spacial designer/builder trained in sculpture would be drawn to this woman's art. Her work was very inspirational in some of my building constructions. The woman knew how to use space and textures.
RED SHORTS POST PONED: Click on the dizzy looking graphic painting I added to my sidebar and you will be transported to the new blog I started yesterday rather than painting JD's shorts. I call it The Menieres Blog. (Really grabs you right)? I started it because I'm totally frustrated with this chronic malady I have which has kept my head foggy and my sight blurry for months now and I know I'm not alone. In the last months, I have tackled lowest salt cooking (the first thing the docs tell you to do when you are diagnosed), and it leaves a lot to be desired with regards to taste. So, in the manner that Julie tested Julia Child's recipes, in the movie Julie and Julia, I thought I might do the same with Donald A. Gazzaniga's recipes in the only lowest salt cook books around.worth their salt, ( sorry, I couldn't resist). Food is comfort.
Food without salt isn't all that comfortable. I'm hoping to find ways to change that starting with Donald and adding a lot of what Linda discovers in her very own kitchen.
In this first post, I introduced myself. I don't know whether I did a good job, so I would appreciate your honest, straight forward, do-not-worry-about-offending-me-I-can-take-it opinions and suggestions. Thanks.
I really think its cool how all you have to do is touch the picture and you'll be there. I added that gimick to the new blog as well--though I doubt it will bring many readers this way. Menieres, thank God, is a disease very few people have, (615,000 in the US), or fewer people than that have ever heard of . Aren't I a lucky duck to be among the rare birds who has not only heard of it, but knows how to spell it too?