Duck in progress
watercolor, 8" x 8"
Detail of background
I'm in the middle of my two-day workshop and I just wanted to share a fun idea that I came up with while I was preparing my teaching materials. I often use fabric as a resource for background patterns for my little ceramic creatures, trying to relate the imagery in some way to the subject. I usually do a direct painting of the patterns, but in the course of experimenting with different techniques this past week, I stumbled on a really cool way of creating the pattern and wanted to show the results. I demo'd this in class yesterday and got a very enthusiastic reaction from everyone in the class. Really looking forward to using this in more of my work.
Any hints? I love your work, but am nowhere close, geographically, to taking a workshop.ReplyDelete
Glad you like my work, Raye -- I'm going to be including this technique in workshops that I'm trying to schedule in other parts of the country next year. Hope I get to meet you at some point!!ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of fun. I love that big rose painting above the display. Is that yours?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Diana -- it was fun!! The rose belongs to Guy Magallanes, who hosted the workshop.ReplyDelete