It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, February 26, 2016

Weaves and texture

This background was just waiting to become a weave so this week I went to work on it
It is always difficult to get started, "over, under, over, under" but once you have it,
you have it.
I also have been playing with Golden Molding Paste and stencils on yupo.
After letting the paste dry, I add watercolor.  The results here are interesting

So that is all of the fun this week.
Wishing all a Happy Paint Party Friday

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Experimenting in texture

I decided to try using Golden Molding paste and a stencil on yupo.
I let the paste dry a couple of days and then sprayed the whole thing with
water and then used my watercolors.  Interesting result with lots of texture.  
The paint settled in the low areas giving dimension and deeper color in those areas.
Has anyone else used this paste?  I would be interested in your results.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Manic activity

There are days, and there are DAYS.
Some days I have the creative energy of a slug.
Other days I get up and am possessed with finishing off all
the projects from the "slug" days.
I hate to waste my days off with no creative juices because then I 
have to wait till the next week.
So today I am humming along

I started with another random dump of color on yupo.  Don't know what it will become.
It will have to wait till my next manic day.

This will become a weave when I have the patience to paint in over, under,
over, under shading.

Yet another mountain done with cheese cloth.  As Denver, Colorado is my original
home, I think I will do the skyline in front of the mountains, some day.

Not sure if this is done or not.  I was practicing a few different uses of the same

This one is DONE!

As I mentioned, I am from Denver.  I have been a Bronco fan since they played their
games at the University of Denver football field (long since demolished).  So it goes without saying
where I will be this Sunday (and it won't be at a party).  I will be home cheering them
And happy PPF