Friday, January 7, 2011

Autumn Blessing

I think this painting is finally finished. I started it in the fall during my acrylics class, but never had time to go back and finish it.  This is a mixed media piece. I tinted the paper with a tea wash* following some directions in one of my books. When dry I drew the image, then used watercolor, then acrylics on top, pen & ink for the writing. It is on Waterford 300 lb cold press paper.  I did the drawing from a photo I took in the fall while out on a walk in my neighborhood. I am so glad we have changing seasons in New Hampshire. I'm seeing a few snowflakes today and I hope we can go out cross country skiing this weekend.

*Tea wash: 3 black teabags in 1 cup of boiling water. Let cool. Use as a background color wash on watercolor or Chinese paper. This gives an antique type look to the artwork.

1 comment:

Nadine said...

It's a very wise words.