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Friday, March 1, 2013

The Wayward Thistle

Yesterday I was mixing acrylic inks for a watercolor demonstration and was cleaning my brushes on a scrap piece of watercolor paper.  I began to see a painting in the abstract shapes and went on to develop it into this...what I call "The Wayward Thistle" because I feel it resembles a thistle plant.  I love working with acrylic inks - they are so beautifully intense and are wonderful for pouring, which I will be doing in the demonstration.  Because they are permanent once they are dry, you can paint over the color areas and don't have to worry about the paint lifting.


RH Carpenter said...

I really love the look of this one - sometimes something special happens in watercolor/inks and you just have to see it and work with it - which you did here :)

Barb Sailor said...

I appreciate your comment - something special did happen - very spontaneously - really out of my comfort zone!