Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Finished Paintings

I promised I would show you my finished still life and ink pouring.
They have not been critiqued by my watercolor instructor yet,
so I'm sure there will be more changes made.
Here is the still life.
(I need more practice LOL)

here is my finished ink pouring.
(Sorry I forgot to take a photo of it
before I added watercolor.)

The Ink Pouring Process....
There were several different colors of ink
 randomly poured onto wet watercolor paper.
Then it was covered with saran wrap that was scrunched up.
Then a piece of plexi glass was put on top of that,
with books on top of that for weight.
Then you let it dry, and you never know what you will get.

I did watercolor painting in the negative, on top of the dried ink,
 for all but the red dragonfly.
It was painted in the positive.
Where I had scrunched up saran wrap on the wet ink,
there were designs,
and one thing I saw in the designs was the dragonfly,
so I painted it in. 
Then I saw leaves scattered throughout
 so I painted around them, bringing them out.
It's a different technique,
but I like doing it.
The burgandy red was the only ink
that didn't spread around much while drying.
But that's okay. 
Like I said, you never know what you will get.
That's what makees it fun!

Try something new!
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Savor the Day!


Clare Wassermann said...

Savour the day, indeed - it certainly sounds like you've savoured yours. There's nothing like painting and drawing to really help you to relish the world around you. I love the big pot in your top picture and the bold contrast of the orange and blue drapes. xxxx

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful watercolour painting and the Ink Pouring technique looks total fun. Happy PPF, Annette x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

They both look great and the ink pouring sounds like a fun process... I have noted it down in my sketchbook for next time I am feeling a bit devoid of inspiration... love your result with it... and thanks for the inspiration...xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! ~ W/C is lovely ~ and love your ink pouring ~ painting out divinely ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I did an ink pouring once many years ago but it was nowhere near as nice as yours! Love the added dragonfly too. Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Both paintings have turned out beautifully. I especially love your intense colors in the still life.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the vibrancy in these ... you are growing in beautiful directions. Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary Helen

Scarlett Clay said...

Love them both, thanks for sharing the ink pouring technique, I've never heard of that and the results are fabulous, love the colors! Your top piece looks like a Cezanne!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I love the idea of the ink pouring. sounds like fun. Your painting turned out great! And to think - two this week. Good for you! Happy PPF

Carolyn Dube said...

So beautiful! I love the colors in both- the bird just drew my eye to it in your still life!

Faye said...

The painting is beautiful. I know your instructor will be very pleased. I am intrigued by the ink pouring and I just am itching to try it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

minnemie said...

oooooo, I want to pour ink too! what a fun process! i love the outcome.

Halle said...

Both are wonderful! The ink pouring sounds like so much fun!

Renee! said...

Fabulous color!!!
Happy PPF...

Daniele Valois said...

very cool. I love what you've done and for sharing the process. i work a lot like this too!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Interesting technique. Reminds of how when I look at a marbled surface, I am always finding images -- like imagining shapes in clouds.s :) Have a great day. Tammy

Mandy said...

wow..these are wonderful...the colours

Anne said...

Lovely pieces, the ink pouring sounds so much fun!

Julie said...

really gorgeous, such a pretty dragonfly. I've used plastic wrap before in my paintings, I love it, I love being surprised by what shows up.

carlarey said...

Great ink pouring. I have been doing that too, but I am way too impatient and never let the paint dry.

Looking at yours, I think maybe I should resist the urge to rip off the plastic wrap and start mucking about with it.

Giggles said...

Great process, with a wonderful outcome!! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Liz said...

I love the colour combinations in the first painting. And the composition of the second is eye trapping too.

Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,