Monthly Archives: April 2016

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

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