1.21.2015

Mixed Media



These past two weeks, my painting classes have been working with watercolor.  The assignment was an experiment in mark making & finding inspiration outside of their normal studio habits.  To overcome the hurdle of a blank sheet of paper, students were encouraged to play with texture, transparency and pattern. In my studio over the weekend, I set out to do the same. On Saturday, I began by laying down watercolor washes, drops, brushstrokes and mists on paper measuring 6 x 8".  Sunday, the painting continued in gouache and thin layers of acrylic.  By Monday, I was drawing back into the images with gel pens.  These petite paintings were a fun way to kick off the new year in my studio.

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