I was experimenting yesterday with different art mediums to create these trees:
I masked off the background with masking tape and then used salt over Dr. Ph Martin’s India ink. I also used Pan Pastels on them.
Not all my experiments turned out. Like the above one on the left where I used glass bead gel and India ink. It didn’t want to dry. But I still kind of like it.
The one next to it, I used matte medium, masked it off and used watercolor then salt. And finished it with the pan pastels after I rubbed off the salt. I like its softer feel.
Speaking of trees, I am amazed how much my Red Maple tree has changed color since I posted a photo of it here, last Sunday:
Red Maple a blaze,
Dazzling like a sunset
Fall’s color display.
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends! 🙂
Posted in Haiku, Mixed Media, Sunny Sundays, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged art experiments, creative fun, experiment, haiku, india ink, inspiration, mixed media, pan pastels, salt, Sunny Sunday, trees, watercolor
I was needing a little “Spring” in my step yesterday so I purchased a new color of watercolor that I didn’t have – Viridian from Winsor and Newton.
According to Wikipedia, the name “viridian” comes from the Latin word viridis which means “green!” It is a deep blue-green color with a hue toward green.
I enjoyed playing with my new watercolor by splashing some paint around on 140 lb hot press paper:
I layered crumbled deli paper on top to give it this texture.
After this layer dried, I added some Opera Rose pink and Prussian blue on top:
I’m really loving the texture of the deli paper. It gives a little different texture than plastic wrap.
So I had to try it again – this time with several colors:
I love the earthy organic texture on this one.
I also tried one with salt on top of the wet watercolor:
I’m hoping to use these watercolor experiments as papers in my collages.
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in color experiments, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract, color play, creative, deli paper, experiment, fun, salt, texture, Viridian, watercolor