Tuesday, March 15, 2011
WHITE Chalk on my Frog!
HI, Well the classes this Saturday went well. We enjoyed painting flowers and learning some new techniques. All such nice people, my students, they become friends of mine!
Here is a new frog painting I spent most of Monday and finished up today. One of my students brought in the photo. Of course I love frogs,I found a little green tree frog under our refrigerator in the middle of winter. Poor thing.. He came out covered in dust! All I could see were his little eyes, ha ha.. I washed him in the dish water( Yes, I did change it afterwords.) and took his photo and put him outside. Not thinking about the cold.. oh no.. well in my mind he lives and lives well near a pine tree.(We can hope.)
To the new painting, I added iridescent powder that changes from yellow to green and almost glows as well as I added chalk and white watercolor pencil to his neck.. I know I truly am a stickler for not adding white but hey it works.. now I won't be doing it always.. I love the clearness of transparent watercolor without white opaqueness.. just using the white of the paper. I used this pour from Saturday,I thought it would work well with the little frog. It pays to experiment! well take care, and talk to you soon, Diana