Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Studio Time Just for Fun

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, 
Dioxazine Purple,
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!!!

Your Friend in ART,



teri reed said...

Hey Linda are these paints liquid sprays or did you make your own? Just lovely work!!!

Linda M. Cain said...

Added a picture Teri's. Hope this helps.

Gayle Price said...

Love these. You are so lucky to have Blicks........we have them on line but it's not the same as going into a really good art supply shop to look, smell, touch and try. A bit like book shops on line and in real comparison. Golden Fluids are my favourites, such intensity of colour. Love how you have worked them with the stencils and marker.

Linda M. Cain said...

"Seek the strongest colour effect possible..........the content is of no importance."
Henri Mattisse

I saw this on your blog today and felt it completely described this piece. Thank you.

Helen said...

Fabulous play time, Linda - what gorgeous colours!

Win Dinn said...

Love, love, LOVE these - POW!

Kathy Bradley said...

Linda - Wow - I love these - the colors are totally cool!