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Friday, March 1, 2013

The Wayward Thistle

Yesterday I was mixing acrylic inks for a watercolor demonstration and was cleaning my brushes on a scrap piece of watercolor paper.  I began to see a painting in the abstract shapes and went on to develop it into this...what I call "The Wayward Thistle" because I feel it resembles a thistle plant.  I love working with acrylic inks - they are so beautifully intense and are wonderful for pouring, which I will be doing in the demonstration.  Because they are permanent once they are dry, you can paint over the color areas and don't have to worry about the paint lifting.

6 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

One of the few abstract pieces that I find I really like! Thistles fascinate me!

Donna Pierce-Clark said...

Looks a bit Oriental.

Love the fun you have, Barb.

thanks for sharing with us!!

Love you!

Donna

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Sherry - I can always count on you to be supportive.
Thistles fascinate me also.

Barb Sailor said...

Donna - I agree - it does have an oriental feel to it - yes! I always have fun...just let the spirit lead me.:)

Sadami said...

Hi, Barbara,
I love a loose style!
Cheers, Sadami

Barb Sailor said...

Sadami,
I also love a loose style, but find that it is very difficult for me...I'll keep trying, though!
Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog.