S: PDL102, an original painting by Brienne Rosner
BC: all images copyright Brienne Rosner 2011 www.audisee.net
1: PDL102 An original painting by Brienne Rosner
2: PDL102, 2011 hand mixed acrylic and urethane, thread, digital print on Rives BFK 30 x 24 inches
4: It began with a painting...well, the first layer of a painting. On a wood panel, about one square foot in size, I poured paints which I had made from pigment-water dispersions and combinations of acrylic and urethane binders. In keeping with my philosophy of minimal waste, these paints were left over from other paintings. The variety of ways in which they interact is a result of each being a unique concoction.
6: That first layer of the painting was scanned into the computer and exploited for many pieces, and even more to come. At the same time, it evolved into its own painting, TM201.
7: TM201, 2007 hand mixed urethane and acrylic on wood
8: Once scanned, the image was first rotated....
9: ...then cropped...
10: ...and the colors were changed.
11: Below is LP206, from the small-scale trial series. Each layer has glass between, and the top layer has been painted. | The actual digital print used for PDL102 was intended for a series of large prints on paper and acetate meant to be layered between glass.
12: Although the paper and acetate layers were printed in full-scale, the project was not completed due to mounting issues and costs. Because another can always be printed, I decided to use the print as a canvas for a different piece. I began by painting out parts of the print.
13: As with many pieces, I pursued an initial idea, but with poor results. This was 2007, and the painting then sat dormant until early 2011.
14: Once I decided to revisit the piece, it underwent drastic changes; the beginning of what became the final piece.
15: As is my process with many pieces, I use Photoshop to help me make decisions. The computer is a wonderful tool for quickly trying ideas, but it must never take away from the personal touch of a piece.
16: The final layers were perhaps the most time consuming. In addition to the use of small brushes (size -20), the circles were hand stitched in the areas where they were solitary.
18: One of the aspects of pieces like PDL102 that most engages me is that the digital print is put on the paper first, but in the final piece it is the foremost and most minimal layer. My work is about creating these spacial illusions and using my materials to create physical and visual layers.