“Everyone who enjoys thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed. — Herein lies the difference between them that create and them that enjoy.”
Watercolor on Textured surface – 6.5″ x 11″
Linda Halcomb is hosting a paint out today on her blog. The theme is “the leaping green spirits of trees”. I figured this would be a wonderful time to try something new.
Leslie White has been making some wonderful paintings using a paper called masa. I didn’t do what Leslie does, but I was in fact very much inspired by Leslie when I did this. Thursday, I grabbed some yellow tissue paper, like you put in gift bags, and I tore off some large pieces and wrinkled it up. I taped off the edges of a piece of 240 lb cold press watercolor paper with painter’s tape. I brushed Mod Podge all over it and started applying the tissue with more Mod Podge, ending with a final coat.
I let it dry over night, then placed it under books another 24 hrs to flatten it. Saturday, I started to dab watercolor on it, and to my amazement…. it worked. I actually thought the watercolor would bead up on the slick surface, but it didn’t. YAY!
I know there are problems here, such as no real depth past the stairs. (But I had so much fun.) If you have any hint on how I can fix this, just let me know in your comment. I’d appreciate that. The reference photo is by impshlady at WetCanvas.
Be sure to go look around at the other artists that participate in Linda’s Paint Out. The links can be found here.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
(October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher, poet, composer and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.