Watercolor Weave

“Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is.… It’s your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.”
– Sir Laurence Olivier

Brilliant!  ❗

Watercolor Weave

4″ x 6″ Weave on 5″ x 7″ Black greeting card

I learned this trick from my friend, Kordelia.  I started with two 4″ x 6″ watercolor paintings that I did a long time ago.  I cut one in 1/2″ vertical strips and the other in 1/2″ horizontal strips.  I wove them, gluing the ends, and then painted a couple layers of  transparent yellow iron oxide Golden Fluid Acrylic on it.  I finished it off with a couple coats of spray varnish, then glued it onto the black greeting card.

I’m going to send it to Kordelia, to brighten her day.  🙂

About Sir Laurence Olivier

The brilliant English actor Laurence Olivier, known for roles in such films as The Entertainer, Rebecca, and Wuthering Heights, was central in founding Britain’s National Theater, and was artistic director there for ten years. He was born in 1907 in Surrey. Not a Method actor, he used external attributes to create a character. He craved performance and was depressed between jobs. He was the first actor to direct his own Oscar-winning performance, in Hamlet. He died in 1989.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CarolKing
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 21:05:50

    I love this watercolor weave. I will have to try it. Yours came out great!


  2. lesliepaints
    Feb 24, 2010 @ 15:09:07

    Hi Beth! This is so cool. I have done this but a larger piece. Mine did not come out looking as nice as yours. I like the shapes you achieved with yours and the subdued colors really make this come together very nicely. Beautiful.


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