MARGARET MERRITT:  Printmaker and Papermaker
SQUAM LAKE VIEW
2011
Pulp Painting
4" x 6" (image), 8" x 10" (frame)
The view across Squam Lake from the Sandwich Town beach suggested the design for this paper painting.

The "paint" for this artwork consists of a slurry of pigmented plant fibers and water: the papermaker's pulp. The shape of the wooden mould used to form a base sheet determined the shape of the painting. To form the design, I applied colored pulps to a wet base sheet. The finished wet paper painting was transferred to a wooden board and air-dried.

The paper painting is contained in a white cotton rag mat and wooden frame. The painting itself as well as the matting and framing materials are archival quality.
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