The icon is challenging, no, paralysing me. I have tried three different Japanese washi papers, Kizuki Kosovo, Yuki Gampi and Tosa Shi (strong, lightweight papers made from mulberry or bamboo), that should have worked but don’t.
I am now awaiting delivery of a yupo paper to continue experimenting.
I am also experimenting with hot pressed (smooth) Saunders and Fabriano 250lb high white papers, which are proving more successful. That said, I am still not happy with the images I am producing and am struggling to stay motivated. I have decided that I need some separation.
So to ease the pressure I am simply playing with the paints creating small abstracts.
In between watching the paint dry and revisiting old works that I am not completely happy with, I have been producing a large charcoal work of the damaged Jesus, over two metres long onn Fabriano paper.
The logistics have been interesting in my temporary studio, where I do not have a suitable wall. I will need to complete the left hand side of the work before moving the paper, as currently the right hand side is over the light switch. Oh for a more suitable studio.