Wyanne. Our first job was to sketch a simple tree with pencil, then lightly erase it so that just a hint of the drawing remained. The next step was to paint with water over the tree and using acrylic paints, paint over the water. The next step was very interesting...after letting the tree dry for a few minutes (you don't want the painting completely dry it should be wet in spots) you spray the painting with a water bottle. Here is the result:
For the next step I cut leaf shapes from coffee filters (coffee again,
see why I love this class!). Using clear water I painted the background
of the page around the top of the tree. While the page is still wet, I
laid down the leaves. Using water color paints, I painted the coffee
filter shaped leaves.
This painting was my second attempt at the lesson. The first time I tried spraying the painting with water I used a bottle that was filled with alcohol ink! Opps! I did like how my opps turned out, so I am continuing to work on it.
I am also working on my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2013, so I did a similar page in that journal.
The final step for today was to paint the bottom of the page with water. While wet, paint with watercolor paints and then cover with coffee filters.
"Dreaming is a vacation in your home." by Madi