Pat Johnson Enamels


 



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Recently I have been experimenting with different kinds of effects which could be added after an enamel picture is finished. Several artists regurlarly apply final layers of sprinkled black, or opal white, and one always covers her finished work with various transparents. The function of all these practices is to draw the elements of the picture together.

The Fruit
Jewelery Enamel on Copper

 


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One of the most interesting techniques I found was combing. If various transparents are sifted over a finished image and then a small piece of comb drawn through with swirling motions, a very lively finish is created. These fruit pictures illustrate the effect. I did try to apply a combed layer on the top of each piece of fruit as it was finished, but this did not seem to be any more interesting than simply adding a top combed layer. The only exception is when the background is combed before the fruits are applied. Then, when the final application of combing is fired on, interesting criss-crosses can appear.




 

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