Monday, December 07, 2009
Experiments and snow
An experiment on Myrna Wacknov's blog, Creativity Journey, inspired me to try it myself. Myrna was trying watercolours on regular printer photographic paper and I just had to join in the fun. The slick surface has similarities to yupo, in that it doesn't sink into the paper, but pools on the surface. You definitely need a loose style to work on this and I enjoyed trying to create a face on the surface.
I love the way the paints run into each other depending on how much water I use or pigment. I may go back into this with some inks to add definition or perhaps add another medium to it. With a big box of photographic paper from a large box store, it gives me an economical way to experiment with the surface.
Yesterday was a day full of snow. Today was a day full of snow clearing. This is my little car sitting in 16 inches of snow waiting to be dug out this morning. The snow on the window made me think times when artificial 'snow' in a can was used to decorate windows inside years ago when I was in the UK. I guess I don't need that effect here do I?