Here is a recently completed watercolour.
This is from one of my Dad’s old slides. That is my sister Donna in the background hanging the pails.
This is a cloth doll made from recycled components.
Her clothing contains two different brands of tea bags (three different kinds of tea), parts of old jeans (they once were my favourite pair), a kilt and dental floss. The dental floss was dyed using Bombay Pigmented India Ink and is used for the hair.
The skin was painted with watercolours and the face was done with pastel pencils.
The doll was made in response to a challenge presented by All Dolled Up doll club.
This is about the third try to paint a watercolour portrait of my great-nephew. I still haven’t got him young enough but this is much better than my previous attempts.
I had a little fun with painting watercolour on top of paper that had been coated with gel medium.
In this first one I coated paper from a multi-media sketchbook with Liquitex Matte Medium. I had planned to use the Gloss Medium but I grabbed the wrong bottle. After it dried I dripped colour onto the paper and tilted the paper to let it run. I picked up the colour with a paintbrush from Derwent Inktense Sticks. The first layer was very pale so I let it dry and then added more colour. It took several layers to get the colour this intense. Partway through the process there were two eye-like spaces that I painted in to look like eyes.
In addition to allowing the paint to run across the paper more easily, the gel medium also makes it easy to lift off colour and correct mistakes.
A new watercolour based on a photograph I took on a trip to Brazil several years ago.
My friend Marnie is looking out at Iguassu Falls. We spent a day on the Bazilian side and another on the Argentinian. The falls are magnificent. I will paint them someday.
A few weeks ago I posted a watercolour of a red fox and said that I might do it in felt.
Well I did and here’s the result.
Using the watercolour as a guide certainly helped the process.
Finished 2 small pieces this week for Fibre Fling 5. One is done in cool colours, the other in warm.
Both are needle felted.
I have been busy lately getting ready for Fibre Fling 5 which is on April 8 & 9 but I did manage to get this quick watercolour sketch done.
I might use this sketch to do a felted picture of him. I have lots of orange wool roving.