Friday, March 26, 2010

Floral Abstract

11" x 15" Watercolor
Wow -- I'm exhausted! Today was another Sue Conner class. It's all day - and it's intense! I'm learning so many things, my mind is in a whirl! In the pieces we did today - we started with making tissue paper shapes, wrinkling them up and placing them on the paper and glueing them down with gel medium. Then when that was dry, we wet the paper and added texture with surgical gauze and jute. Then slapped on the paint without having a clue what was what on the paper! After that was all dry, we removed the string and started making out our shapes. Sue is just amazing! When I was freaking out and not knowing what to do next, she very simply suggested a couple of things - and BAM! It all came together! Still not sure that I could do this on my own, but hoping that I learned enough to try!

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

This is so beautiful, Nancy! I love the colors and the bouquet itself is fabulous! It seems I not too long ago so another person's blog that seemed to be doing something similar...I find myself wondering if she had the same instructor or went to the same workshop (different location). Now I'm curious enough that I'll have to try to remember and check out that blog entry again!

Ralph said...

Very interesting way of making art but wow waht a joy the finished painting is it looks light and freah and so full of life. I am sure you will manage to do this again and thanks for sharing it.

Barbra Joan said...

Wow! to your new piece and Wow!to your new background. Much better to show up your work. Love that new 'creation' and its definetly creative!

Barb Sailor said...

This is a very interesting process - wish I could have been there! Lovely painting.