Cynthia Samuelson

Gloucester Deck

acrylic paint on newspaper mache and homisote

30" x 17 1/2"



I am always looking at subjects that I would like to paint and asking where I crop the image. I draw a lot to find this edge and understand the subject before I begin a painting. Drawing the image on homasote, cutting it out, and laying down the paper mache all happen before I begin painting. The recycled newspapers are exploited for pattern, color, gray tones, lines, and even text.