Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Something different

This first is a stained paper collage - that is, I took several kinds of rice papers and stained them with watercolor in yellows, oranges, reds, purples, blues and greens, and then tore them and adhered them to watercolor paper. I did have a loose drawing as a guide. There are some gold "strings" in the vase and the background that do not show in this photo. I can see great possibilities with this technique.

It's been a week for doing something different, and yesterday I decided to play with a piece of Yupo, that interesting plastic/paper. This is "Pemaquid Point" approximately 10 x 12 on Yupo with watercolor. The watercolor floats around on this paper for quite a while after you put it down, making all sorts of surprise textures. I also spattered some clear water on the rocks and grass to help it along.


Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, that is nice to hear, that you already know my work. :) I have added your link to my blog, too.

I like both paintings here, both are very interesting and really well well done. They have both a fresh feeling to me, so I am looking forward to spring again. LOL
Your dahlias here on this site are also beautiful painted. I understand, that flowers are your main subjects, they are also my great passion. Happy Holidays to you. Doris

Anonymous said...

Good stuff here!

Like Doris, I'm adding a link from my blog to yours.

I love this piece. I'm not familiar with the technique that you describe here; it sounds neat. The textures that you've created with it are outstanding.

Looking forward to trying it.

Debi said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Artmaker - Cecilia Price said...

Michelle, I truly like this one so much. Makes me want to be out there!
Thanks for all the wonderful paintings that you do.

From Belgium with love said...

This is a very fresh kind of art and a very inspiring blog. I enjoyed it !

Swee said...

Michelle, I like your seaside piece. If I may comment, the distant blues, if muted, will give it a sense of depth. Still, you are a good artist - better than i can ever hope to be. Cheers