Thursday, September 25, 2014

I've been experimenting

 I have been trying new things. The watercolor above
was started with a sketch, then traced using acrylic white gesso 
that I had put into my gutta bottle with a tiny fine tip. I let it dry
 and then proceeded with the watercolor, painting the 
background first. I did this on 140lb watercolor paper in my 
Sketchbookery hand made journal. I think I would do this process
again only using a larger format.
 I do like how this turned out even though it felt strange painting
watercolor on canvas.  I used Daniel Smith watercolor grounds on
 the canvas letting it dry for 24 hours. It really has a different feel to it
when painting. Very different from wc paper. Will try this again.
 front view
 I was looking at different blogs I like. This one gal is a oil painter.
She paints with a palette knife. So out came my acrylics and I 
gave it a try. There is a lot of paint on this canvas. LOL
(sorry about the shine)
It was fun. I shall keep practicing with the palette knife,
it takes some getting used to.
So that's what I've been up to.
How about you???


Laurie said...

Sometimes I envy your talent with a paint brush Sharon, then I have to remind myself that though my talents are different, they're ok too! I love to see your paintings, and the use of different mediums you try!!

Createology said...

I like the playing you are doing with your watercolors on canvas and the palette knife acrylics. Creative Bliss Dear...

Donna said...

I think your experiments turned out beautifully! I especially like the first painting of the flowers. Your art inspires me.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharon - your experiments are fabulous. I especially love the poppies (well you know poppies are a favorite of mine) on the watercolor canvas. I have never used Daniel Smith's ground - going to have to try this one out. Looks like wonderful fun. Thanks for sharing. I am going to paint with acrylics this week-end on a board I have had for sometime. Think I will give them a try again. Have a wonderful day!

Wendy Barrett said...

It's great to experiment and it has paid off for you with each of them. I particularly love your poppies - beautiful!!

baukje said...

Your experiment is worth continuing. I LOVE the poppies.

Judy S. said...

Hey, Sharon, I always love to see what you are doing! We just got back from 2 weeks in Europe, and I'm trying to catch up on blogging. Hope your weekend is going well.

Merry said...

Hi Sharon, I have a weekend to myself as my husband has flown to Brisbane and spending time with our son. So Yay, blog catch up time and crafting. :-) Thanks for visiting over my way. You are always trying out new techniques and make it look so great. Love those poppies. How clever painting with a palette knife.