Leaves are one of my favorite subjects to draw and paint and here are two recent small works that I've done. The first one is a watercolor painting done on a vintage postcard. It was a bit of an experiment to see how the paper would hold up to the watercolor. I used a light touch, and even was able to get some nice texture effects with salt in the background.
And this one is a mixed media collage I did recently using homemade stamps and watercolor.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I took some time out from painting and collaging today to make some stamps. I love the freedom in mixed media to integrate painting, drawing, and printmaking into a single piece of art. These stamps were a lot of fun to make and I'm sure I'll find a lot of uses for them in my artwork.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I started this collage with paper I'd prepared by rubbing a texture with crayon to create a resist. My first washes were in acrylic to prevent blending with subsequent layers. After that, I stuck to watercolor and gouache. What better poet to celebrate a beautiful day than Longfellow!