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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.


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!


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...

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.