Last year I bought some cold wax to play with. A friend of mine uses it on her oil paintings, and being a rebel, I decided to try it on watercolor and acrylic. I had no idea what i was doing, and couldn’t find any instructions for using it. Maybe I just didn’t try hard enough, or….maybe the timing was off, and i really wasn’t ready for cold wax. Either way, it sit on my shelf with all the other products that I had to have proudly waving at me from time to time, making sure I don’t forget the possibilities it holds.
This morning I was looking for something else on YouTube when I ran across this video. After watching it, I now have a better idea of the possibilities, and I do love possibilities. You know I will be experimenting with cold wax very soon, and maybe one of you will want try it, experiment with it, or even decide it is the perfect effect for what you are creating.
Either way, I hope you enjoy the information, maybe try it out, and let me know how it goes.
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Experimentation is the way we grow. For me, if I’m not trying new things, I’m stagnant. Many times I’ve been bottled up, afraid of I’m not sure what. Or maybe not afraid, but rather uninspired. That is a terrible place for anyone to be in.
We cannot have a lack of inspiration in our enviroment if we want to survive!
Lately I’ve been experimenting constantly. Each day I spend time either sketching, or painting. I’m having so much fun with color, line, crayons, pens, and just about anything I can think of to play with.
When my grandson, Connor was about three, He would come over and pick out the longest paintbrush, and sit down to paint. Later I’d find blue (his favorite color at the time) watercolor paint all over everything. He had so much fun, and I’d have fun watching him let loose and paint big puddles of blue on the paper. I always work at emulating his little three-year old person letting go. Now when I experiment, I pretend I’m three-year old Karen just letting go and having fun. It’s amazing how free that lets you feel.
These are all paintings I did while experimenting. It hasn’t stopped and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
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Last Saturday was the monthly Diva Day. The fact is most everyone was either out-of-town, or busy in another way. So what do you do when your monthly girl day falls apart? That’s what we did……Maxine and I had our Diva Day together, without the others. My painting still needs a few finishing touches, they will come in the next day or two. But it was lots of fun just painting with just the two of us…
It seemed very quiet, and after talking about how, sometimes quiet is good, we decided to put some music on and liven the place up.
Maxine was still working on her art when I left at one in the afternoon, but as always she produces wonderful pieces, and I love watching her work.
While I was packing up, I noticed ants just walking around her home like they owned the place. We never tracked them down, and haven’t any idea where they came from, or what they were after…..But they cannot stay!
Later after lunch, my husband and I went to Trader Joes to pick up a few things, and the entire trip was nothing but red lights.
Another sit and wait day.
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Last week my granddaughter, Sage and I were able to spend an entire day together. Sage is my little artist, and we always have so much fun together.
I picked Sage up, went to the bank, and together we decided to have lunch at Rubio’s. it was even nice enough to eat on the patio.
After lunch, Sage decided the thing she wanted most was to make art! Why would I ever disappoint that girl? So off we went to do art. My car was stuffed with new art supplies. There were soft pastels, Canson colored sheets of paper, ideas for creating new things, new watercolor pallets for her to try, and two bags of goodies to use.
As you can see, we created for hours ,
when we finished with our projects, Sage “tried” to teach me about an app on her iPhone. Turns out you really can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Apparently there are some things I just don’t get!
However, before I headed back home that day, Sage did manage to show me one more app that I’m not sure I know what to use it for. This is what happens when I spend the day with my eleven year old granddaughter.
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Last week a blogged about Millie Gift Smith’s watercolor landscape. Today I’m playing the Second Part to the video.