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Art Revolution by Lisa Cyr

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DEMONSTRATION: Kathleen Conover

toning the surface in inventive ways

To create an environment that tantalizes the creative juices, begin by toning the surface in inventive ways. There are many ways in which a working surface can be made more expressive. Explore materials and techniques outside your creative repertoire to jump-start your process and approach. In this demonstration, artist Kathleen Conover uses monoprinting, dripping, collage, custom stamping and painting to enliven her work.

MATERIALS

Plastic sheeting

140-lb. (300gsm) hot-pressed watercolor paper: 22" × 30" (56cm × 76cm)

White tissue paper

Mat board

Craft foam: 1/8" (3mm)

Clear transparency film

Black gesso

White gesso

Acrylic paint: Quinacridone Gold and Red Oxide ...

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