Saturday, March 21, 2015

Little Gems

Blue and Red
Collage 3.5 X 4.5

Be Happy 
Collage, 3.5 X 4.5

I did two quick little collages with scraps from other collages. It's a good way to practice and to work on composition and design. It also teaches me which papers are transparent and provide that see-through factor. Some of the tissue and deli papers are painted thinly enough to provide that effect. I discovered that I really liked the ridged seam of a cone coffee filter that I used in the top collage. When the acrylic paint is put over that and wiped away, just enough paint stays in the ridges. I will use that again. Some other things I would change for a stronger composition. It's all part of the learning process.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Added the Waterfall

Scandinavian Horses with Waterfall

I debated and fiddled with it and finally decided to add the waterfall. So much of what I remember of our drive through Norway was the wonderful waterfalls coming from the top of the mountains. I also added a little more shadowing. Now I think I'll leave it alone. It's a memory piece for me that I will enjoy for awhile.


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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.