Sunday, March 29, 2009

Painting A Summer Breeze On A Rainy Day

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Rose QuiltA rainy Sunday kept me busy experimenting with some techniques that I learned at a Creativity Boot Camp class.

The Many Sounds of Rain

Pink RosesListening to favorite music, and the sound of raindrops falling got me in the mood to get cozy with my paintbox and a cup of tea. One of the techniques during class, that really caught my eye was embossing using a thicker embossing powder. I couldn't wait to use this technique inside a watercolor painting. What can be more perfect than dreaming of rose gardens and a warm summer breeze on a brisk rainy day?

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the old man is snoring

Rose QuiltI painted an original watercolor painting on museum series panel gessobord. I have been wanted to try using watercolor and metallic paints on this surface. I was pleased with the results. Then I took thick silver embossing powder to create a silver gate. finally I framed the piece in an ornate silver frame with tiny flowers reflecting the same design as in the roses. The original painting board measures 5 x 7 inches. I call this painting The Silver Gate.

My creation

Rose QuiltI have been looking for just the right surface that would enable me to frame without glass, and ship safely. This original painting is now in my Etsy shop.

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Mr. Robin closeupI looked for a song reminiscent of Hong Kong, because rainy days always remind me of Once Upon A Time days. The song for this post is Summer Wind...something I am dreaming of while Mr. Robin introduces the warmer weather. Until then you'll find me dreaming of a summer breeze, rose gardens and sipping lemonade on the deck.
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