Is anyone else doing #the100dayproject ? I did about 60% of it last year, but didn't really have a solid theme. It was just 100 days of painting or doing whatever. This year, I've been playing around and trying to stumble on something really specific that I could do for 100 days. And I've decided to just pick my colors and go from there, and let the repetitive creation of the project form something from my favorite paint colors: burnt sienna and thalo blue. This project starts next week and goes all the way into July, so I'm praying my second trimester will treat me well enough to do the whole thing! I encourage you to start your own #the100dayproject and follow along with me for #100daysofsiennaandthalo
‘Formes et Couleurs.’
Artist: August H. Thomas
A beautiful and influential pochoir from the series, 'Formes et couleurs: Du planches en couleurs contenant soixante-sept motifs decoratifs' by August H. Thomas.
The Pochoir technique was used mainly in France from the 1880s to 1930's. The technique incorporates the use of numerous stencils for applying individual colours using watercolour or gouache to the one sheet. A craftsman known as a ‘découpeur’ would cut stencils with a straight-edged knife, which would then would be passed on to the ‘coloristes’ who applied the pigments using a variety of different brushes and methods of paint application to create the finished pochoir print.
The Pochoir technique was labour intensive, expensive and slow. As a result, techniques such as lithography and serigraphy, mechanized in nature, replaced pochoir as a method colour printing. However, pochoir artworks are now revered due to their brilliant colours and workmanship.
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