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lynn p.

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on: May 30, 2017, 07:25:02 PM

I know NOTHING about mixed media but thought I would share this fun experiment.  I have been following Tonja Sell's technique and tried it.  She creates a background on Uart paper with watercolor using stencils (some home made) and other materials such as crinkled saran wrap, salt or wax paper.  Then she challenges you to find a figure, animal or landscape in it and sketch it out.  Lastly she applies pastel pencil or soft pastel to "carve " the figure out.  I did this on light yellow colorfix paper and used some saran wrap, homemade stencils from a glue gun and then added inktense for the darks in the figure and the lights are pastel.  Not great, wild for me but super fun!  Luckily, I saw a face right off in the purple paint and used that.










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Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 09:31:15 PM
Lynn,

That's amazing.  The colors are incredible.

It looks like so much fun.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 11:39:21 PM
Great work  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 02:21:52 AM
Fabulous, I love this and really like the idea of this!  Like looking  for forms in clouds!  How fun.  The colors are great in this. :yippee:
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Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 02:34:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: What a fun experience.  Lynn you did a fantastic job of seeing the woman.  Patricia
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Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 02:00:59 PM
 :heeha: Fantastic Lynn! She looks like she is smelling flowers.  O0   That's what I see.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 02:45:03 PM
What a fun and interesting experiment Lynn. Thanks for sharing this with us.  :)
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Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 05:52:40 AM
This is very creative.  You did a wonderful job.  Frame it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 11:00:08 PM
Thanks Annie-- "Creative" is not usually an adjective for me :) , but I have been having fun and taking a break from all the academic drawing-even though I love it.  Thanks everyone for stopping by.  Try this, it's a blast and a challenge to see something.  Here's another one:




On this one, I couldn't really see much but I loved the pattern that happened on the paper and had to use it in the hat and shirt. 


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Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 01:39:53 AM
 :heeha: WOW Lynn that is fabulous.    Im so intrigued. I sure am going to try this.  :smitten:
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Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 02:54:58 AM
Beautiful Lynn, you would never guess this hadn't been planned. Brilliant.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 04:51:33 AM
Wow, Lynn!!! You can turn anything into an amazing piece of art!
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Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 05:02:00 AM
Incredible the beautiful results you get from this exercise!!!

I hope I did not insulte you by saying you were very creative.  I see this as a highest complement.  I see 'right brain meets left brain' as a form of united intelligence.  In my recent years, I am working at developping my right brain and whatever little improvement I have made since learning to paint has greatly change my outlook of my world.  All for the best.

I will a simpler version.  Maybe watercolor, then acrylic to carve something out. Thanks for sharing  :flowers:
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Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 06:16:33 AM
Thanks EmmaLee, Val and Win!!  Annie--I Loved that you called me creative!  AND I would love to be.  I agree with you that painting has allowed me to see and appreciate in a way I never dreamed possible!!  Isn't it great!!!


This technique sorta paints intself.  I am finding that the key is to create a background you love.  I am doing this with stencils, saran wrap mostly and then trying to create some lights and darks with wet in wet in watercolor.  Then I draw out some figure in pastel pencil and put in the darks--just simple blocking in iwith water color or inktense for small areas.  Then, the lights in pastel.  On this one I realized that I should add as little pastel as possible to leave the pattern showing.


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Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 07:38:37 AM
Lynn,

Beautiful.  Unique.

You never cease to amaze me with your range of techniques.

aloha

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