Underwater Dreams

I finally got around to embellishing the monotypes that I made on the gelatine plate.  These were printed with Artist’s acrylic paint and then painted with Artist’s watercolors.  I used the 8×10 gel plate on Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed 140lb paper, 11×14 inches.  I was looking through my paper stash and wanted to see how this would turn out.  I completely forgot I bought Hot Pressed paper as most of the watercolor paper I have is cold pressed.  This is what they looked like before painting.

I really liked painting these with the watercolors, especially as the paper is so nice.  I cut the rest my Saunders Waterford in half so I can try it out on the Xcut Xpress and also use it on the smaller gel plate.



Autumn Leaves

IMG_3466Autumn Leaves – Mixed Media on Paper – A3 size (approx. 11.5 x 16.5 inches)

I know it is Spring time, but I tried an experiment with some Autumn leaves and watercolor some months ago and it didn’t quite work out how I wanted it to.  So I hung onto the paper just in case I eventually found some inspiration.

I had purchased some Faber-Castell Gelatos and have used them here as part of the negative painting process.  It seemed to work out well, and I used them mostly dry.  I also added some leaf skeletons and sheet music.  This piece is a bit of whimsy, but I also learned a little bit about how the Gelatos work and got to practice some negative painting.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

My Anti-Artist’s Statement

So here is my anti-Artist’s Statement:

I am a Gemini (I could really stop here as I think it explains everything).  I am self-taught and inspired by others.  I am still figuring out my style as I love trying new things (I am a Gemini).  I love to paint flowers and nature, but am not adverse to painting a teapot, piece of fruit, or going completely crazy and knocking out some abstract, whimsical, or intuitive piece that has no particular meaning except that I might like the color combo or texture.  So, in the meantime, here is the work that I am doing while I figure out my style.  I may never have a particular style, but that is ok as I am a Gemini!