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Week #14
This work was done by Kate Van Dyke in San Antonio in 2016 for the session “Primitive to Modern” in PRIMITIVE TO MODERN. In her own words:
This is a small piece to experiment with some of the techniques Reggie taught. I started with an image of an old French paving tile I found that had the basic layout and center shape. I drew the outline onto Fabriano Artistico HP paper and added layers of watercolor, wet in wet, for the blue background.

I then laid the gold center shape and star with Instacoll over several layers of the gesso/glop mixture for a very raised look.
 Finally I lettered in gouache with a B nib, squaring off the ends with a pointed pen.

The star, which marks the end of the text, took over visually, and it's hard to tell where to start reading, so I added the gold dot over the "I" in the center (beginning of the text). Not completely successful, but I like the lettering and the overall effect anyway!

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