Saturday, June 18, 2016
I finished this mixed media piece this evening. I am going to use it for a lesson for my watercolor class this summer. They have expressed an interest in doing some mixed media work.
I used an old watercolor painting as my base and then collaged green tissue paper over the entire surface allowing some of the original painting to show through. Then I collaged pieces of white tissue paper on which I had painted and stamped gesso patterns. Then I took a stiff bristle brush and softened the edges and drybrushed white gesso over the entire painting allowing the green tissue to peak through.. At this point, I drew the koi fish and then painted the composition with watercolors which worked really well over the gesso. I was happy with the results because I love the textures which are showing through all the different layers. This painting is approximately 12" x 16".