Tuesday, March 1, 2011
View from the Window
I received a new book in the mail today - Celebrate Your Creative Self by Mary Todd Beam. It is wonderful - chocked full of wonderful projects that are so creative and pushing the edge...just what I need!
The project I selected today asked you to come up with a composition which starts with a triangle, square and circle. She used a bird and so did I, but my bird is not like her bird I assure you! She also used liquid acrylics and I used watercolors. The challenge in this projects was to protect white areas by masking with contact paper, which I didn't have! Soooo - I used masking tape to create my dark and light patterns. I put the tape on the areas and then cut around it with an x-acto knife. Then I did the painting with quinacridone burnt orange, yellow ochre, cereulean blue and quinacridone gold. Of course I used salt to texturize some areas. I plan to work my way through the book using the projects.