Several years ago when I still painted in watercolor, I surprised my daughter, and son-in-law with a Zebra painting for Christmas. Because art is so subjective, I seldom give away my paintings, and certainly don’t want to put anyone in a position to hang my art every time I visit. On the other hand, I am my daughter’s mother, and after the long hours I spent in labor, my daughter owes me don’t you think?
This was among the last watercolor paintings I did before I switched to acrylics. Several pictures we taken, and they all turned out the same. I think it’s blurry because of the non glare glass. Or….maybe I’m just a bad photographer…. You pick!
Barbara’s Morning Glories
6″ X 4″ Deep Canvas
This is an interesting technique…..I covered a canvas with masa paper that had been put in water, and rung out. It’s a bit delicate when it gets wet, so care needs to be taken while doing this process. I put gel medium down first, then placed the damp masa paper on the canvas. I will never be smooth, and you want it to be crinkly. After it dries, I trimmed the sides, roughly sketched my subject lightly in pencil, and painted it in watercolors. These Morning Glories were in my friends backyard, and so beautiful I couldn’t help but paint them.
I learned this technique from my friend, and teacher Helen Shafer-Garcia, check her out she is a fabulous watercolorist.
Thursdays Time out for Art is inspired, and hosted by Zebra Designs, and Destinations…
Since strawberries are coming into season here, I thought a little watercolor journaling might be fun!
Thursdays Time out for Art is a group that posts on Thursday, and hosted by Zebra Designs and Destinations. Thank you Z for all the inspiration you provide me with.
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