Thursday, February 14, 2013


I threw out a little challenge to other members of my local art group to come up with a heart for Valentine's Day.  The time limit was very short - I only considered the option on the drive home about 36 hours ago but a couple of people in the group joined in.

Unfortunately, the Arts Northeast blog won't let me post pictures tonight for some reason, so I'll show you what I created and hopefully the gremlins in the system will allow me to post on the ANE blog later.

This started out with a sheet of watercolour paper that I had gessoed tissue onto and let dry.  The resulting texture, with some additional string gel made a perfect surface that reminded me almost of veins and arteries running through the heart. A tiny bit of silver leaf finished it off.  Its about 5 x 7" and acrylic as I wanted quick dry time. 

I hope your V-Day was full of love.


Katherine Thomas said...

Ooh, that's very cool! You and your group have so much fun! I love how this turned out! I think collaging techniques create so many stunning effects, and there are so many different ways to create them. Show more!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Katherine. I like exploring texture sometimes and gesso and tissue work beautifully for that with most other mediums.

The group is doing a monthly exploration session of different techniques to allow people to learn more and experiment outside their usual comfort zone. I'm enjoying it.

Billie Crain said...

Ohhh...I love your heart, Jeanette!