This is the second Paint Party Friday...be sure and scroll down to see all the other marvelous works of creativity everyone has provided. The button is on my side bar...just give it a click and you are there.
I painted this piece this week....was inspired by another artist on the internet..so I thought I would give it a try.
It is still on my gator board as you can see...I'm about done with this as I tend to really mess things up when I keep messing around with it. Anyway...this piece is a mixed media piece....watercolor and pastel.
When I began painting the first thing I tried my hand at was watercolor...incredibly hard (O: (O:
So...after that moved onto pastel...but sometimes I would pull out an old watercolor piece and apply little strokes of pastel over them. I liked the effect and still do it to this day.
This piece was a completely new experiment. First laid down my watercolor....followed by pastel in various areas..looked at it for a few days then went back in with more water ON THE PASTELS....Who knew you could apply water to pastels and they would do wonderful things. It was a real shock to me...I'll tell you that. Maybe you serious artists out there already knew this....but it was a discovery that really made my day even better than before. LOL LOL
Finally when the piece was totally dry...just hit little spots of light pastel when I thought appropriate.
Was such a great way to spend a day. Please do stop over and see all the other wonderful artists out there....and a big THANK YOU goes to the beautiful ladies who are hosting this weekly event.
I can't tell you how great it is to be painting again...this one has a few problems but it was such a peaceful way to spend the day.
Hugs to all,