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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dreamscaping

Soul Wanderer      5" x 7"

"I will give myself to the sky,
see the world as it always was,
reach for the winds that talk to me..."
from Goodbye, by Louise Hastings

I've been experimenting with a new technique this week that I am really enjoying. It's called Dreamscaping. I first learned of this from a fellow blogger friend, Stacy Wills. The artist who created the technique is June Rollins. It's fascinating what you can do with some alcohol inks and some special paper! No brushes involved, you let the inks do the work. 

I'm beginning to find these "shadow people" appear in my paintings. At least I see them that way; shapes that look like human figures. That's fine by me! I just go with it and see where the painting leads. So far I've completed about fifteen small paintings. This is one of my favorites. I call it "Soul Wanderer". I think the shape on the far right looks like a ghostly figure. ;)

Right now I'm working in a small format: 4" x 6" or 5" x 7" until I get a feel for how to manipulate the inks. I doubt I will go much bigger for a while. They look nice matted and framed. The inks are archival and so vibrant!

So you may be seeing a few of these for awhile. Not all of mine are landscapes. Some are turning into more abstract pieces. 

I am linking this to Paint Party Friday. Be sure to check out all the fun going on there! This week they are hosting an auction to benefit the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Have a great weekend everybody!

29 comments:

craftattack said...

This is fantastic! I will have a look to see how this works! Nice to see you around again! Hugs, Valerie

Martin said...

It looks like an interesting technique, as if you let watercolours spread themselves on drenched paper. And to discover the shadow people reminds me of cloud watching.

Pam Tucker said...

Valerie: Yes, check out the website! You'll have to give it a try! Hugs to you!!

Pam Tucker said...

Martin: That IS how the technique works. You let gravity do most of the work for you. And yes, exactly, about the cloud watching! I always find shadow people when I do that! :-)

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh, I saw the people right off! Yes, very ghostly! Striking!

Rosie said...

Wow, this is breathtaking, beautiful.

Have a nice weekend and HPPF

denthe said...

This is so beautiful!

Anne Manda said...

Love it, so striking! What a fantastic technique, just awesome effects!<3

peggy apl said...

wow, this looks like a very interesting technique. results are great!

Mynx said...

This is so very beautiful

Micæl Chadwick said...

This is absolutely STUNning. Wow.

Sue said...

So much depth and many aspects to one gorgeous work.
Xxx

Faye said...

Beautiful work with the alcohol inks (oneof my fave things to play with). I'll be checking out the link. Thanks.

Kim said...

This is totally cool! I've never heard of dreamscaping but I'm going to google it and see how it's done. Love this. HPPF!

Dianne said...

amazing work! love the finished painting...a fun way to work.

Netty said...

Beautiful work and thank you for sharing.
Happy PPF, Annette x
http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Alexandra said...

Pam, this is a wonderful abstract/expressionist piece. I really love it alot. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous painting.
I love the blues.
Very dream-like indeed.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

JoyCorcoran said...

VEry beautiful and mysterious -- like a dream. I love how we can find ourselves in these kinds of images. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Manon said...

Wow I have to try this out it looks fantastic. It jumped right of the page for me, it is so alive :)
ManonX

Giggles said...

Very unique...lovely depth and color!

Hugs Giggles

bellefrogworks said...

How absolutely gorgeous - will have to look into that technique! HPPF

bellefrogworks said...

I have been meaning to try this for the longest time - have all the alcohol inks from former crafting days - just need to buy the Yupo. Absolutely gorgeous - can see an assortment of these framed

Bev said...

Looks great u did well I can see human shapes ,Yupo is so elusive....

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful 'dreamscape' technique I love what you have done and will look forward to seeing more.

Melisa said...

Oh, these must be fun to do! I immediately saw the woman on the right. I thought you'd put her there on purpose. Very cool!

Deborah said...

That is beautiful. What an interesting technique. I am seeing the figures emerge from it.

Sherry said...

Love it.
Gonna have to read more about the technique.
I thought it was CitraSolv when I first saw it.

(Sorry I've been so out of touch Pam)

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Pam!
I like it a lot. It's such a different and not-so-structured look. I also really like the colors.
I hope all is well with you...