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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Rainbow Connection


My friend Ginny Stiles has inspired me to check out the abstract watercolors of Peggy Furlin - she does beautiful work. I decided to try something similar to her work and it was much more difficult than I expected.

I started with a wet-in-wet background - I poured Liquitex acrylic inks using yellow, red-violet and pthalo blue and lots of water - I moved the paper around a lot in order to get the colors to blend and mix.

Then I did a light pencil drawing of the composition and painted in the various shapes using watercolor. I used the Rives BFK printmaking paper (6"x10") which worked very well for this work.

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I've never been a huge fan of abstract art, but I do like the beautiful colors and the geometric shapes within this piece, Barb. So well done!

Ginny Stiles said...

Beautiful.
Peg uses wc but I love the vibrancy of the fluid Acrylics.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much, Sherry.

Barb Sailor said...

Ginny - I love her work! I also love the vibrancy of the fluid acrylics...and also the fact that once they are dry they do not lift so you can glaze over them without fear.