Portfolio > Tissue Paper photographs

Transparent Tulip
Oil and ink on Tissue and Arches
2018
Stamen and Pistal
Oil and ink on Tissue and Arches
Stamen Explosion
Oil and ink on Tissue and Arches
Alstro Collage
Oil and ink on Tissue and Arches

By using a special synthetic tissue paper that holds a paint edge, Lane takes advantage of paper’s transparency to build a multi-layered image that has both depth and translucency. These paintings are also photo-based – an image is printed on traditional watercolor paper and then over-painted with watercolors. A piece of tissue paper is partially glued to the watercolor paper and then the image is printed on to the tissue paper. That image is then over-painted with watercolors. Over time, the glue releases the two types of paper and that further accentuates the depth of the image.