Thursday, June 25, 2009

Number One



I started out by choosing the three colors that are my least natural choices when painting. Then I chose an accent color of the opposite temperature. Claudine Hellmuth's yummy Studio paints.



Next I painted on color with a brush and then smeared it with my hand ala Kira Harding - watch this video if you are interested in seeing her create a journal page and write in sumi-e ink.


Smeared in some white with my brush and a finger.



Ripped a page out of a thrift store book and adhered it with gel medium (Claudine again). Painted blue circles using a circle template.



Add paint, india ink and cardboard.



Added strips and torn circles from scrapbook paper that was in my scrap bin. No thinking - just grabbed. Layered and layered and layered.



More india ink, smeared with a wet brush, more paint and done.

So... ugly??

3 comments:

tracy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm SO hoping I can get back into the habit of writing again.

I love your work; it's the sort of thing I'd love to try but am afraid I'd suck. Donna would be very disappointed in me!

Shellmo said...

I think it's beautiful! I love the soft paint colors you used!

Sara said...

kinda cool....