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Friday, July 1, 2011

Fingerlakes Farm Revisited

Today I took an old painting out of the "archives" and collaged white tissue paper over the surface. Then I did an ink drawing over the painting using a nib pen and dark brown acrylic ink. The collaged tissue paper gives the painting a misty effect which I like. The painting is 11" x 15" and is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LIKE ANYTHING TO DO WITH A FARM. THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A NEAT BARN.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my goodness, Barb! This is just gorgeous! I'd love to hear more on how you did this. I can imagine because I've done some decoupage type of stuff but I can't imagine doing it this beautifully.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Granny!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks,Sherry - what I said is just about it!!! I used an old painting, cut white tissue up into rectangles and collaged them onto the painting using acrylic matte medium and then did an ink drawing on the top in dark brown acrylic ink when it was dry. Try it - we all have a multitude of "failures" in our archives - so the way I look at it - nothing lost! (and maybe something gained! :)

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb...I wonder how you sleep at night when your brain is so full of all of these creative ideas! I like this a lot and will go through my pile of tears and give it a try when we get home. Couldn't hurt!

This is so dreamy-looking, I like it a lot.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You are having fun lately with collage work and this latest piece has real atmosphere.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very beautiful effect, Barb!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan - the truth is that I don't sleep very well at night and yes, there often are many thoughts moving around in my brain. I often wish I could click a switch to go to sleep!
You should go through your archives and try this - it is a lot of fun!

Barb Sailor said...

Yes, Joan - I am enjoying the collage format - I find that I am enjoying the textural effect very much. Thanks for your comments!!!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Christiane!