Sunday, March 29, 2009
Painting A Summer Breeze On A Rainy Day
A rainy Sunday kept me busy experimenting with some techniques that I learned at a Creativity Boot Camp class.
Listening 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?
I 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.
I 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.
I 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.