Sunday, February 05, 2012

Giving away my heart



Well two hearts in fact.

I've been turning a mistake into something different.  I printed a couple of photos the other day, but accidentally put the paper in the machine the wrong way.  As a result, it printed on the wrong side of the glossy paper.  This leaves a blurred mass of colour that is unusable as an image.  However, the glossy photo paper is very similar to the surface of yupo paper, so I decided to play around with layering some paint and see what happened.


Like yupo, the surface is not absorbent so water based media stays on the surface and dries, lending itself well to marbling.  I used watercolour and some freestyle hearts.  The background seemed to create the guide for colour and works well being muted and blurred. With very wet colours applied one on top of the other I let colours mix and bleed and these are the results.



I've decided to provide them as giveaways on Valentine's Day.  So how do you enter your name to win one of them?  You can subscribe to my Artist Page on Facebook, (see link on top right of my blog) comment or share the post there.  Or comment on this blog post or send me an email.  On the 14th, I'll draw for two names to send a heart.  Everyone needs a little heart now and then...

8 comments:

Carol Lee Beckx said...

Great to see how you used a mistake and turned it into something beautiful. We are too concerned with the right way.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice effect :D looks a lot like a meta heart

Celeste Bergin said...

Nice heart---lovely texture

Tricia said...

This has worked out very well! Great texture in this piece.

Sue Pownall said...

It's interesting how you did these.

Patricia said...

These are so lovely --- I thought right away of photomicrographs!

Wai Li said...

I suppose nothing is really ever a total mistake.

Jeanette said...

Thank you ladies, all your names are in the running for one of the hearts.