Drips and Layers

I had a little fun with painting watercolour on top of paper that had been coated with gel medium.

watercolor on top of gel mediumIn 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.

watercolur on gel mediumThe second one was done using watercolour paints on watercolour paper (again coated with the gel medium).  The paint didn’t run as easily, I think because of the roughness of the paper.

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.

Looking at the Falls

A new watercolour based on a photograph I took on a trip to Brazil several years ago.

watercolor of tree lined pathway

Looking at the Falls

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.

Red Fox 2

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.

Red Fox needle felted portrait

Red Fox

Using the watercolour as a guide certainly helped the process.

Unraveling

One more felted tile for Fibre Fling 5  (next Friday and Saturday).

blue and green 3D felted tile

Unraveling

Warm and Cool Colours

Finished 2 small pieces this week for Fibre Fling 5.  One is done in cool colours, the other in warm.

Needle felted tile in cool colours

Waves

 

3D needle felted abstract in warm colours

Oranges & Lemons

Both are needle felted.

Red Fox

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.

Watercolour portrait of a red fox

Red Fox

I might use this sketch to do a felted picture of him. I have lots of orange wool roving.

Meandering

Just finished a new needle felted piece.  This time, for the background, I used a piece that I had wet felted years ago and never did anything with.

Meandering

Meandering

This will be one of the pieces shown at Out of the Box‘s Fibre Fling 5 show in early April.

Portrait of a Young Girl

This was supposed to be a portrait of my niece when she was young.  I think I came close to getting the age right but it doesn’t look like her.  Usually its the other way round.  I get a likeness but they look much older.

watercolour--young-girl

 

Sketches from Rio

Here are a couple of watercolour sketches I did from photos I took a few years ago on a trip to Brazil.

Marmoset

Marmoset

Rio Street Scene

Rio Street Scene

 

 

 

 

The Grass Is Always Greener

This is a watercolour I did last year but never posted.

The Grass Is Always Greener

The Grass Is Always Greener

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