Hey everyone! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, so I thought I'd share some Studio Time with you.
When I was away at Artiscape, Judy and Jo took me to a really great Blicks to shop. I was in a class where the instructor used Golden High Flow Acrylics and wanted to get some. They are highly concentrated paints that have gorgeous colors and light-fast qualities.
I also saw my dear friend Maria McGuire, a wonderful designer from
and agreed to get to play with some of her fabulous new designs.
These are e pieces I came up with. Each on different. Crazy busy, crisp and clean, and simple designs.
This one is my favorite because I love to doodle and go crazy. I used 140 lb. watercolor paper that I wet first and then squeezed on just 3 colors of paint. (Opened tip and just added color into the wet paper) I sprayed with water and blotted here and there, but the colors kept their great deep, rich, colors.
I used Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold,
and Phthalo Green (Blue Shade)
I used waterproof Pitt pens and other permanent pens to add the black stenciled images. I also added more subtle stenciling with Sepia and Jet Black Archival Inks and a Sponge applicator.
This one is the less "busy" but still vibrant with color.
This is the 2nd piece of paper that I used to "blot" the color from the still wet first page. Your second generation piece is always less intense, but still holds some great color.
Just a few stenciled marks make for a piece that focuses on the background, but brings your eye to the intense black images.
Thanks so much Maria. Check out the links and give it a go. You know what I always say...
It's just a piece of paper!!!
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