Monday, July 14, 2014

Yupo calling :-)

I found myself wanting to experiment more with Yupo “paper” and also adding some texturing techniques from Diane Culhane's online class, "Paint Your Garden".

I used watercolors with frottage and blown blots techniques to create the background layers.  More texture was created with sgraffito  -Yupo is rugged and holds up nicely to this technique.  Next, even more watercolor and added definition using colored pencil and graphite:

I call this "Wild...Flowers" :-)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Laughing at myself

Busy playing around with pens and inks and doodling words and thoughts, I realized that I really couldn’t see what I was writing.  Huh? 

Unbeknownst to me the light coming through the window had faded and evening was upon us.  Remy, my golden, didn't care; he was snoozing in his favorite spot under my work table.

I had to laugh at myself because I literally was sitting in the semi-darkness attempting to work and this is what it looked like:

So today in the morning light I thought I’d make a reminder of a funny situation:

Capture the silliness :-)