How to make handmade paper paintings-applying abaca

Overbeaten abaca refers to a fiber harvested from the inner bark of the banana tree, that has been beaten for approximately 20 hours.  Abaca is a gorgeous fiber, ivory in color, that will not disintegrate when wet, which is why abaca is used to make tea bags.  I...

How to make handmade paper paintings

The painting is laid flat on the vacuum table.  Small cups of pigmented overbeaten abaca are set on top of the base painting ready to be applied to the surface.  These colors will become the “paint” for the painting.  I have gridded the surface so that I...

How to make handmade paper paintings

This painting will be a abstract seascape when complete.  I will be using overbeaten abaca, cotton rag pulp, pure pigments, plastic spoons, old credit cards, screening, and yogurt cups to make this painting.  The first stage of the painting is shown here.  I have...

Tuscan Village Scape

A busy week in the studio! I have just completed this new painting of a Tuscan Village scape for a private patron. Made with overbeaten and cotton pulp, it was a pleasure to work on and I am pleased with the...

Latest Creations from my studio

My latest work is a wall relief based on the symmetry of Ancient Greek art. The Ancient Greeks created intriguing compositions by balancing and counterbalancing shapes, colors and figures throughout their pottery. These designs told a story, and the viewer was welcome...

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