I have been busy working away again this week. (Keeping up with my goals so far.) I started this notebook cover before Christmas. It was go...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Another Watercolor and Rice Paper Collage
Here's another rice paper collage with watercolor similar to last Friday's post. But this time I pasted down the rice paper first with no paint underneath. I then just added watercolor on top with my Neocolor II crayons and then added water. I really love the textures that develop with the base of rice paper. This one is much more subtle as I used less rice paper. This is based on a photo I took, can't remember when I took it but it was probably at Glacier National Park. Another one of my favorite surfaces - bark (again, I know!).
Here's a close up. I could keep adding more to this painting as there are so many little details when you look closely at bark. But I decided I like it the way it is so I stopped. I love the organic lines and the diagonals of the various bark pieces on the tree. I am doing a series of these surfaces in paint first as inspirations for embroideries after my hand embroidery class. What are your inspirations? Do leave a comment and let me know.