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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Some new art...

I have been working on some new techniques with watercolor. I took a wonderful class with Alex Shur and discovered a new way of looking at hidden images and working with watercolor.
I used a more textured paper for the middle piece. It is 140lb,and I am not sure of the brand name.  The one on the top is Fabriano.
The last piece is in my journal and the paper seems a little thin.  I used acrylic grounds to coat the page before I put watercolor on, but I think I need to coat it more thickly.  I'll start journaling on this page very soon.

I am hoping to paint with a new artist paper line that Strathmore is putting out in a couple of weeks. Some of my work will be featured in the Strathmore Artist Paper booth at NAMTA I can't wait to try it and let you all know the results!!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Love love the white pen around the images...looks like fun.

Micki said...

I love this kind of painting, finding images is something I learnt with Mystele in her online class and It is what I do to break myself out of a 'dry spell' with my usual painting work :)

I haven't tried it with watercolour though, I always tend to get as much texture in there as possible with this kind of art lol ;)

Micki x

Gwen said...

I love your new direction, these paintings are great. What else did you take at ArtFest?

xo

oldblackcatboo said...

ooooh! I love the white too!

Move With Me said...

This is great, love the new direction also, and the white pen is really cool...

A'isha