"Lessons from the Storm" by Valerie Willson
A Limited Edition Giclee on Paper
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HISTORY & BACKGROUND
Willson begins by gessoeing heavy rag paper on both sides. Then she dries it in blotters, creating a very flat surface, which will take a lot of abuse. Beginning with an underpainting of a fairly brilliant color, she builds textures and colors slowly, using both substrative and additive processes. She applies paint with stencils (lace, Japanese papers, found objects), stamps (handcut blockprints, commercial made patterns), and textures. Paint is applied both with a brush and with rollers. As in monotype, what is revealed in the subtractive process often becomes the most exciting and unique aspect of the piece. The finished work is varnished and framed, or attached to an archivally finished wood panel.