View from 4 Paws Cabin – Driggs, Idaho

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”
Isak Dinesen

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

View from 4 Paws Cabin – Driggs, Idaho

This is the view from the beautiful little cabin I stayed at, in Driggs, Idaho two years ago.  I wish it was available this year, but it’s booked the whole month of August.

This is painted in watercolor on masa paper.  You wad this paper up, get it wet, then spread it out and drop watercolor into it.  After it dries, you attach it to watercolor paper with matte medium and let it dry again.  Then you do your painting on it.  Fun!

I learned about it from Leslie White.  You can see her “how to” post here.

About Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Karen Blixen, the Danish author famously portrayed by Meryl Streep in the film of her best-selling memoir, Out of Africa. She was born near Copenhagen on April 17, 1885. In 1914, she and her new husband moved to Kenya to run a coffee plantation. She stayed on after divorcing her husband ten years later, living an unusually independent life. Her book of stories, Seven Gothic Tales, sold well, but Out of Africa made her a worldwide success. She died on September 7, 1962.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 19:16:29

    You posted this once before? Love the rainbow and you do fantastic with this paper, Beth!

    Reply

  2. Jill
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 21:07:59

    Love this. I’ve never heard of masa paper before. Thanks for the link.

    Reply

  3. just4crafters
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 11:38:41

    Beautiful painting Beth!!! Love the crinkle in the paper. I’ve never painted with masa paper before. I’m going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!!! ~Sophia

    Reply

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