Sunday, October 30, 2016

At Home Among the Oak Leaves

Painting my first piece on handmade paper (Woods of Magic) was such an incredible experience that I thought I'd look for more handmade paper. This piece is St Armand's wood grain finish paper. There's a subtle int of the wood grain texture that shows a little bit in the piece but more so in the scan.
This paper takes paint like a dream. I started with acrylic inks and they went on so incredibly smoothly and looked so beautiful after they dried!!!!!! The paper has a softer finish and seems more sensitive to the paint. After I put on the ink and it dried, I continued with watercolor and finished with more ink. There's some iridescent ink in the piece and it sparkles when the light touches it just right.
I love watching and listening to the chickadees and also all the autumn leaves all over the ground. So this piece combines two of my favorite things to paint!!!!!
"At Home Among the Oak Leaves" • Original mixed watermedia • 10" x 7.5"
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