Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A rose is a rose is a rose

Well, I'm going to feel really stupid if this blog shows up twice. I posted but then it didn't show up so I will try again. My painting was created in a workshop taught by Doug Walton, a wonderful teacher. It was done on wet 140# watercolor paper with latex house paint, yeah, really! HOUSE PAINT! and it was done with my fingers, yep, I said FINGERS! It was so much fun and I love the really soft edges that happened.

We worked a lot on composition on index paper before transferring to w/c paper and it paid off. We had critique twice a day during the 3 days and it was so helpful. I loved working this way and will definitely do some more of this. Now to start gathering the paint....he had 80 colors for us to choose from....only takes a little bit. The latex seems to offer an wonderful glow that doesn't seem to happen with watercolors.
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4 comments:

Margie said...

Painting with something that comes in large containers like latex must be very freeing. How do latex colors mix; do they stay clear and not muddy? I tried a mural once and all the primaries I bought mixed into very weak secondary colors.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

What fun! Can you edit and tell the size of this piece? I'm wondering if it's a full, half, or quarter sheet of w/c paper. Did anybody have any toxicity issues with the latex? I see a marketing opportunity for somebody... re-bottling latex into pint containers...

Serena said...

OH, what fun!!! It's lovely and the colour is wonderful ~ :)

Kay Cox said...

It is full sheet of w/c paper. The latex seems to mix okay but I really didn't give it a full test. Good question, though. I also don't know if they are as light fast as some watercolors.