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Thursday, April 8, 2010

For The Birds

These are my latest two experiments with watercolors. I have to say that I find them very challenging and probably won't do much more with them but I'm glad I made myself try this lesson. Monica's "Inspire Me" Workshop at Hands and Heart has definitely taken me out of my comfort zone more than once!

This second painting is called "Secrets". I thought after painting her that she just looked like someone with a story; a secret story. So, I gave it that title. What I DID like: the effects of thinning out the watercolor and getting the dreamy purple background. I wish I could remember how I did it! :)

Now on to Monica's next lesson: image transfers. Now that is something I'm very comfortable with. We are supposed to make a spread in an altered book using some form of image transfers. I just have to find some inspirational images!

I also finished another encaustic painting but it is being repaired right now. I used bits of shattered glass in it and the glass was evidently heavier than I thought. When I sat the painting on my bookshelf I found it the next morning on the floor with the glass pieces laying underneath. :( The wax evidently couldn't hold the glass in, so I'm now using epoxy to glue the glass in place. I will have a photo of that within the next day or two, once I know the glass will stay put!

That's it for today. Hope you are all having a great week!

3 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog and boy am I impressed! You make lovely art, including your paintings. I was totally impressed with the shellac burn and really want to try that. It looks like fun and I see you love to experiment, too.

Thank you for such an inspiring blog. I will be back sooner than you think!

Pam Tucker said...

Thank you so much for your comment! I clicked on the link to your blog and feel the same way about your wonderful art. It's now bookmarked and in my blog roll in the sidebar!

Bill C. said...

I wish I had your knowledge of all the techniques to use in art. Wonderful work as always!