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??


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....